2014 Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement
The Next Generation of Engaged Scholarship: Make Your Voice Heard
September 15, 2014 ~ 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
University of Massachusetts Boston, Campus Center Ballroom
Hosted by NERCHE and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College, the 3rd Annual Lynton Colloquium will launch a new research initiative that aims to identify key issues in the field of civic and community engagement and to sponsor research “working groups” around each of these issues. Grounded in the work of NERCHE’s Next Generation Engagement project and the CED’s focus on academic programs in civic engagement, the Lynton Colloquium will foster sustained and systematic investigations and documented outcomes that will support deeper understandings of and clearer actions around such issues.
The Colloquium will be guided by a series of questions that encourage participants to think toward what matters in the field: What is imperative to investigate, discuss, and solve? If you could drive the research agenda for the civic engagement field for the next five years, what would you focus on? At the heart, we will be asking, “What matters to you?”
To help determine the focus of the 2014 Lynton Colloquium–and to assess and map out a research agenda for the field of community engaged scholarship–participants are asked to complete the following survey by September 10, 2014 :
Participants’ contributions to the survey will be aggregated and used to frame the content of the Colloquium and to help identify at least five research priorities for the coming academic year
The Colloquium will feature presentations and discussions that highlight the top reoccurring research priority areas identified by the above survey. Participants will then further prioritize these research areas and potentially form research working groups to carry out the research in 2014-2015. The results of these working groups will be presented at the 2015 Lynton Colloquium. NERCHE and CED hope to help support this work (in small, yet-to-be-determined ways).
The Colloquium continues to be 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. Be a part of this change. We are excited for the Lynton Colloquium to provide this space for collective and collaborative inquiry and we look forward to your participation!
|Andrew Furco (joining remotely)
Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Associate Vice President for Public Engagement, Office for Public Engagement
University of Minnesota
|Emily Janke (joining remotely)
Associate Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies
Director, Institute for Community & Economic Engagement
University of North Carolina Greensboro
|Tania Mitchell (joining remotely)
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
|KerryAnn O’Meara (joining remotely)
Associate Professor, Higher Education
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education
University of Maryland, College Park
|John Reiff (joining in person)
Director, Civic Engagement & Service-Learning
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
|Morning and afternoon panels moderated by the Lynton Colloquium Program Chair:Elaine Ward
Assistant Professor of Education, Higher Education, Merrimack College 2014-2015, Visiting Scholar, NERCHE
|8:30 – 10:00 AM:||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|10:00 – 10:15:||Welcome and Opening Comments:With introductory remarks by:
Michael Middleton, Dean, College of Education and Human Development,
|10:15 – 10:30:||Framing of the Day:
What are the critical issues in Community Engaged Scholarship?
|10:30 – 11:45:||Critical Issues Framed by Field Experts|
|12:00 – 1:15 PM:||Keynote Luncheon:Presentation of the 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award to:Jomella Watson-Thompson
Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science and Associate Director for the Work Group for Community Health and DevelopmentUniversity of KansasKeynote Address by Dr. Watson-Thompson
With introductory remarks and Award bestowal by
Dwight E. Giles Jr.
Professor, College of Education and Human Development
University of Massachusetts Boston
|1:20 – 3:30:||Critical Issues in the Field:
Dialogue and Deliberation on Priority Issues, 2014-2015
|3:30 – 4:00:||Closing Remarks|
To register for the Annual Lynton Colloquium, please proceed to the online registration page.
There are a limited number of graduate-student scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact NERCHE if you are interested in receiving a scholarship.
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