Report: Bringing Theory to Practice Seminar

This is a report of the Bringing Theory to Practice Seminar held on May 5, 2014 at UMass Boston.  The purpose of this seminar was to examine and explore a wide range of faculty rewards (including promotion criteria, awards, faculty development support, and policies at various levels) that provide incentives and recognition to faculty for undertaking community-engaged scholarship (CES). Throughout our discussions, we considered community-engaged scholarship as the advancement of knowledge focusing on social issues through mutually beneficial, reciprocal collaboration with peers outside the university who have locally grounded knowledge and experience.

The report is intended to be actively used to engage further discussion and to provide recommendations to the UMass system on how changes to faculty rewards can be developed and how the University’s commitment to CES can be further encouraged.

Access the report here

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