Campus Compact of the Midwest Region Engaged Scholars Initiative
The Engaged Scholars Initiative (ESI) is aimed at developing, supporting and connecting leaders from member institutions within the states representing Campus Compact of the Midwest, who can advance co-created knowledge, critically engaged pedagogies, models of institutional change, and collaborative action that addresses societal issues. The goals of ESI are to:
- Develop engaged scholars who are committed to addressing power dynamics and advancing equity and full participation in institutions and communities;
- Advance scholarly objectives, including research, teaching and/or application, of each scholar’s choosing;
- Strengthen professional networks by building deep relationships among scholars;
- Expand the perspectives and types and sources of knowledge incorporated and highlighted across the field; and
- Generate individual and collaborative work that translates the scholars’ insights into both traditional (e.g., academic publications, conference presentations, white papers, etc.), creative works (e.g., public art, exhibitions, spoken word performances, etc.), and educational and community resources (e.g., program evaluations, policy analysis, training materials, etc.).
2019 – 2020 Cohort
The 2019-2020 Engaged Scholars Initiative will select up to ten faculty and/or community engagement professionals to engage in this collaborative learning and leadership program from May 2019 through Summer 2020.
2019 – 2020 Strategic Partners
The Engaged Scholars Initiative is designed to leverage and enhance local, regional, and national knowledge, experience, and assets within the Compact network. Campus Compact of the Midwest is pleased to be partnering with Michigan State University, the University of Kansas, and the University of Minnesota, whose thought leadership, and in-kind and financial support is critical to launching this initiative.