Annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement:

The Engaged Scholar and the Engaged Campus


"The panelists were engaging, and the event came at a point in the semester when I really needed to step away and find inspiration!  It was a pleasure to see so many colleagues..."

"Participating in this event and having the chance to share experiences was invigorating...You have re-energized me for the year!"

"I feel refortified after my time at the Colloquium. Having conversations with so many people who share the same community engagement values was very meaningful."

--comments from Colloquium participants

Held on September 30, 2013 at UMass Boston, NERCHE's Annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement featured presentations, panel discussions, and facilitated dialogue inspired by Ernest Lynton's framing of faculty scholarly activity as inclusive and collaborative work in which academics and community partners share knowledge and expertise in the process of public problem solving.  The Colloquium explored Lynton’s continued influence on scholarly practice and organizational change in higher education, while providing a forum in which engaged scholars reflected on the opportunities and challenges of civic engagement across the range of roles within the academy. The keynote presentation was delivered by Dr. Farrah Jacquez, recipient of the 2013 Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty.

Download the Lynton Colloquium program (PDF)

View photos from the Colloquium

Colloquium Panelists:

Lorna Rivera

Lorna Rivera
Associate Professor of Women's Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston


Nick Tobier
Associate Professor, School of Art & Design
Director of National Engagement
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2009 Lynton Award Recipient

Michelle Jacobus

Michelle Vazquez Jacobus
Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston Auburn College
2011 Lynton Award Finalist

Morning and afternoon panels moderated by:


Elaine Ward
2013 Lynton Colloquium Program Chair
Assistant Professor of Education, Higher Education, Merrimack College
2012-2013 Visiting Scholar, NERCHE

Colloquium Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 AM:

Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 – 10:15:

Welcome and Opening Comments
With introductory remarks by:

Keith Motley 
J. Keith Motley

University of Massachusetts Boston


10:15 – 11:45:

Morning Panel Discussion:
Creating an Identity as a Community Engaged Scholar 

12:00 – 1:00 PM:

Keynote Luncheon:
Presentation of the 2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award to:

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Dr. Farrah Jacquez

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati;

Keynote Address by Dr. Jacquez

Download a copy of Dr. Jacquez's presentation (PDF)


With introductory remarks and Award bestowal by:

Richard Freeland

Comissioner of Higher Education
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

1:15 – 3:00:

Afternoon Panel Discussion:
Creating an Institutional Commitment to Community Engaged Scholarship 

3:00 – 3:30:

Closing Remarks


NERCHE would like to thank the following Colloquium sponsors for their generous support of the Lynton Colloquium:


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If you are interested in learning more about the Annual Lynton Colloquium, please contact Brad Arndt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.