Engaged Scholarship

Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara, explains how promotion and tenure guidelines influence community engagement

KerryAnn OMearaDr. Kerryann O’Meara
 Associate Professor of Higher Education
University of Maryland

Community engaged scholarship can be found in teaching, research and/or service. It is academically relevant work that simultaneously addresses disciplinary concerns and fulfills campus and community objectives. It involves sharing authority with community partners in the development of goals and approaches, as well as the conduct of work and its dissemination. It should involve critical review by discipline-specific peers, community partners and the public.

Please take some time to review language from existing faculty guidelines that have been recently reformed to reflect a broader understanding of engaged scholarship using this interactive research tool for community engaged scholarship (CES) . (you will leave the NJCC website to review this tool) OR review the content in electronic PDF form here A Framework for Community Engaged Scholarship.

The purpose of this publication is to provide a framework for defining, describing, and assessing community engaged scholarship (CES) and offer examples found in areas of teaching, research and service. Existing institutional guidelines are provided in support of a reconsideration of both the structure and culture of a campus, optimally resulting in the recognition and rewarding of CES.


Eastern Region Campus Compact (ERCC)

Through NJCC’s rich collaboration with the Eastern Region Campus Compact (ERCC) regional consortium, we work closely with key allies on issues relating to the structural and cultural barriers facing the evolution and advancement of community engaged scholarship.