9th Annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium

When Mar 22, 2024
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Founders Union, UofL's Shelby Campus
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Contact Phone 5028526026
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The Office of Community Engagement invites you to the 9th Annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium, on the theme of Community-University Collaboration: Working in Partnership with Our Community. The Symposium is an opportunity to network and share current research and teaching activities involving community partners and service to the community.

Together we will explore the nature of university-community collaborations and the difference they are making. There are many university-community collaborations taking place through engaged-research, engaged-teaching, and outreach activities. These collaborations are making a difference in the lives of community members, our students, and our faculty.

The 2024 Engaged Scholarship Symposium seeks to explore the nature of university-community collaborations and how they are helping revitalize our community. In what ways are university and community partners collaborating? What difference are these projects having on others? What lessons about these collaborations can be shared? One of the tracks of this year's symposium is: Sustainability, Justice, Environment, and community engagement – In what kinds of sustainability, justice, and/or environmental initiatives are university and community partners collaborating? How are we helping to promote sustainability in the community? How are UofL staff, faculty, and students engaged in work to promote environmental justice or support local sustainability initiatives? These topics will be explored through a variety of lightning talks, panel presentations, and round tables.

The keynote speaker for this year’s Engaged Scholarship Symposium is Lorilee Sandman from the University of Georgia. Sandman is an expert on the institutionalization of community engagement and faculty roles and rewards related to community-engaged scholarship. Her keynote address will explore the transformative power of collaboration between universities and communities as both strategy and scholarship.

Join us at 9:10am for the presentation of this year's Community Engagement Awards and UofL's Josh Smith Sustainability Award. Named in honor of a former student who volunteered in support of sustainability at his alma mater and then died unexpectedly, UofL established this annual award to recognize community members or groups whose collaboration advances UofL’s sustainability efforts. Recipients can be mentors, volunteers, collaborators, advocates, etc. This year's recipient will be honored during the kickoff to the Engaged Scholarship Symposium.

See the full schedule here.

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