"Profiles of Public Engagement"
NERCHE Annual Report: "Profiles of Public Engagement: Findings from the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty"
By John Saltmarsh, Elaine C. Ward, & Patti H. Clayton
This report offers an analysis of data from applications submitted in 2009, 2010, and 2011 for NERCHE’s Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. It examines both institutional and individual data, and draws findings from materials provided by Award nominees and nominators. The report will be issued annually, providing a snapshot of the exemplary engaged scholarly work of early-career faculty, and over time both the implications of the findings and trends will become more apparent.
This publication is intended for faculty, staff, and administrators responsible for implementing the engagement mission of their respective campuses. Few studies exist that help us understand the dimensions of scholarship for the next generation of engaged faculty. The authors hope the report will contribute to that understanding and its institutional implications.
About the Authors:
- John Saltmarsh co-directs the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and is a faculty member in the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program.
- Elaine C. Ward is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow for the Higher Education Policy Research Unit, Center for Social and Educational Research, at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Dublin, Ireland. She is also a Visiting Scholar at NERCHE.
- Patti H. Clayton is an independent consultant (PHC Ventures, www.curricularengagement.com), a Senior Scholar with the Center for Service and Learning at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and a Visiting Scholar with the Office of Research and Economic Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).