Community-Engaged Scholarship

Definitions and Perspectives

“I define engaged scholarship as when faculty engage their expertise with those of community stakeholders to co-create knowledge that serves the public good. Examples of such projects might include new training for health professionals on the role of implicit bias in medical diagnosis, a newly designed playground for a school with children with physical disabilities or an oral history project exploring the effect of DACA on college students” (O’Meara, Accurately Assessing Engaged Scholarship, Inside Higher Ed, 2018).

Criteria for Evaluation

Support for CES at Other Colleges and Universities

Digital Scholarship

“The use of digital tools, instructional design, library science, and research methods to critically investigate and interpret ideas, and to create, curate, or publish scholarly products and unique learning experiences” (Rowan University)

See also DLA@Mac

Public Scholarship

“An intellectually and methodologically rigorous endeavor that is responsive to public audiences and public peer review. Public scholarship is scholarly work that advances one or more academic disciplines by emphasizing the co-production of knowledge with community stakeholders” (from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

Summary document of helpful definitions and distinctions related to community-engaged scholarship and other traditionally under-represented forms of scholarship (prepared by FPC in Fall, 2022)