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What We’re Reading: Recognizing Engaged Scholarship in Faculty Reward Structures

VOL 27, NO 2 (2016)


Guest Editor:

Claire C. Cavallaro, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
College of Education
California State University, Fullerton


View or download the full issue   PDF



Claire C. Cavallaro

pp. 2-6
Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Linda S. Larrivee

pp. 7-18
Emily Janke, Barbara Holland, Kristin Medlin

pp. 19-35
Lisa Kirtman, Erica Bowers, John L. Hoffman

pp. 36-49
Katherine Lambert-Pennington

pp. 50-58
Deborah Peterson, Jill Alexa Perry, Lina Dostilio, Debby Zambo

pp. 59-73
Jon Saltmarsh, John Wooding

pp. 74-86
Lynn E. Pelco, Catherine Howard

pp. 87-98

What We’re Reading: NERCHE’s The Challenges of Rewarding New Forms of Scholarship report


The Challenges of Rewarding New Forms of Scholarship: Creating Academic Cultures that Support Community-Engaged Scholarship, a new report by John Saltmarsh, John Wooding and Kat McLellan (2014) — it’s what we’re reading.

According to the authors:

The report is the result of a meeting of that took place on May 15, 2014 involving over 30 faculty and staff from all five campuses of the University of Massachusetts system. The seminar was funded with a grant from Bringing Theory to Practice and was hosted by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and Boston URBAN (Urban Research-Based Action Network).

The purpose of the seminar was to examine a wide range of faculty rewards (including promotion criteria, awards, faculty development support, and policies at various levels) that provide incentives and rewards for faculty to undertake community-engaged scholarship. Community-engaged scholarship focuses academic knowledge to address real-world issues through mutually beneficial, reciprocal collaboration with peers outside the university who have locally grounded knowledge and experience.

The report provides a set of findings and concrete recommendations for both the system office and the individual campuses for measures that can be implemented to advance community-engaged scholarship.

The authors hope that the report can serve as a tool for catalyzing a deeper conversation on campus about supporting and advancing community engaged scholarship.

Download the full report here.


Partner Spotlight: 3rd Annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement

Save the Date!

NERCHE and CED Present the 3rdAnnual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement

The Next Generation of Engaged Scholarship: Make Your Voice Heard

Monday, September 15, 2014
9 AM to 3:30 PM
University of Massachusetts Boston

On Monday, September 15, 2014, the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) will host its 3rd Annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  The event will build upon the success of the 2013 Colloquium, where nearly 150 faculty and higher education administrators from New England (and beyond) gathered to reflect upon the pioneering work of Ernest A. Lynton and the legacy of his contributions to publicly engaged scholarship.

The 3rd Annual Lynton Colloquium will feature a keynote presentation by the recipient of the 2014 Lynton Award (to be announced in August 2014). It will also help launch a new research initiative co- sponsored by New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED). Grounded in the work of NERCHE’s Next Generation Engagement project and the CED’s focus on academic programs in civic engagement, this initiative aims to identify key issues in the field and sponsor research working groups on each of them. The goal is to foster sustained and systematic investigations and documented outcomes that will support deeper understandings of and clearer actions around such issues. Registration for the Colloquium is at

Download the 2014 Lynton Colloquium flyer.

Call for Nominations: 2014 Lynton Award for Early Career Faculty


2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College

The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.

Community engagement describes the collaboration between faculty and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

-Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

The Lynton Award emphasizes community-based scholarly work across faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement (also known as outreach scholarship, public scholarship, scholarship for the common good, community-based scholarship, and community-engaged scholarship) represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member’s expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders, and reflects the mission of the institution. In addition, NERCHE and CED conceptualize scholarly engagement in terms of social justice in a diverse democracy.

This year’s award will be presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), “Universities as Anchor Institutions: Driving Change”, which will be held from October 5-7, 2014, at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.  CUMU is a co-sponsor of the Award.

The recipient of the award will have several opportunities to disseminate his or her community-based work, including presenting at the CUMU conference, presenting at the annual Lynton Colloquium, publishing in the Metropolitan Universities Journal, and participating in one or more webinar focused on community-based scholarly work.

Award Eligibility:

  • Only full-time faculty from U.S. public and private not-for-profit colleges and universities are eligible for the Award.
  • A faculty member who submits tenure materials for review prior to the Lynton Award application deadline is not eligible to apply for the Award.

2014 Lynton Award Nominations:

  • Nominations can be made by academic colleagues, administrators, students, and community partners.  Each nominator should aim to present a comprehensive account of the nominee’s publicly engaged teaching, research, and service. To this end, the application provides for the inclusion of the names and affiliations of additional nominators. Further, endorsements from individuals familiar with one or more aspects of the nominee’s work can be included in the supporting documentation of the application.
  • In cases in which multiple individuals submit a single application for the nomination of a faculty member, one person should be designated as the primary nominator responsible for completing and submitting the application. Additional nominators can be noted in the appropriate section of the application.
  • More than one faculty member from a single college or university may be nominated. Please complete separate applications for each nominee.

Nominators will submit nominations via an online application.  To submit an application, please see the Application Instructions.

Application Deadline:
Friday, May 16, 2014, at 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Questions regarding this framework should be addressed to the Lynton Award Coordinator, Dr. Elaine Ward, at Merrimack College’s School of Education and Social Policy by email at (subject line: “Lynton Award Help”) or by phone at (978) 837-3572.

Learn more about the Lynton Award

Upcoming Civic Engagement Conferences

An incomplete listing (by date) of upcoming civic engagement conferences that may be of interest to ADP participants! Of special note is the pre-conference session on ADP’s new Campus and Community Civic Health initiative with NCoC at the IARSLCE conference in Baltimore at the end of September (see details below)!

National Conference on Citizenship | Friday, September 14, 2012 | Philadelphia

NCoC logoThe 67th Annual National Conference on Citizenship will be held in Philadelphia on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in partnership with the National Constitution Center and with support from the Case Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and KPMG LLP.  Registration is available at Seating is limited so we encourage you to secure your seat today. The theme for this year’s Conference is “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Exploring the link between civic engagement and employment.” The Conference will showcase and present new research and programs that explore the role all types of civic engagement play in creating and maintaining thriving communities.  Throughout the day, we’ll hear from speakers such as Jonathan Greenblatt of the White House, Jack Miller of the Jack Miller Center, Eric Liu and Jena Cane of the Guiding Lights Network, Chaeyoon Lim of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Diane Melley of IBM, and many more. There will also be plenty of time for networking and connecting with colleagues old and new.

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International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) | September 23-25, 2012 | Baltimore

The theme for the 12th annual conference is  Connected Knowing: the generative power of connections and relationships in research on service-learning and community engagement. The IARSLCE annual research conference is targeted to scholars, practitioners, students, and community partners interested in research on service-learning, community-based research, campus-community partnerships, and civic learning outcomes in P-20 education. Attendees include faculty, administrators, and scholar-practitioners in higher education, community partners, educators in K-12, and professionals and leaders in educational policy and community development. To advance understanding of scholarship from international perspectives, scholars from outside of the United States are particularly encouraged to submit proposals. Hosted by the University of Maryland and co-sponsored by American University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, Maryland Campus Compact, McDaniel College, Montgomery College, and University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Of particular interest, may be the Morning Preconference Session: 9:00 AM- 12:00 P.M on September 23:

Measuring and Improving Campus and Community Civic Health

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the roles higher education institutions play in advancing the civic health of their campus and broader community (e.g., how do service-learning and community engagement enhance civic health). Participants will learn about the new Campus Civic Health Initiative, a three year partnership between AASCU’s American Democracy Project and the National Conference on Citizenship, designed to support institutions to assess, understand and promote campus and community civic health. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of common indicators of civic health (e.g., political engagement, public work, volunteering and giving, group participation, online engagement, social trust, civic knowledge and agency, social connectedness) and how they are measured. Participants will be asked to consider how they would define and measure civic health in their own campus, organization, and/or community and to consider where there are conceptual, practical, or process-oriented gaps in our work to-date.  Participants will leave the session with a campus and community civic health assessment tool and an understanding of how they can use it to conduct their own research, evaluation and action planning.

Presenters: Kristi Tate, National Conference on Citizenship; Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

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Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life | October 5-7, 2012 | New York City

This year’s Imagining America conference theme is Linked Fates and Futures: Communities and Campuses as Equitable Partners? Registration is now open. We encourage you to register and take advantage of the early-bird rates, which expire on August 31st. Here’s the link:

**ADP’s Jen Domagal-Goldman and Cecilia Orphan will present as part of the Communications and Technology: Innovations, Cogitations, and Cool Tools to Tell the Story of Engagement seminar at the IA conference.

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