Creating an Academic Culture that Supports Community-Engaged Scholarship

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An increasing number of campuses are working to build systems of incentives and supports for faculty who undertake community-engaged scholarship. Recognizing that the policies and cultures that shape faculty behavior for career advancement have not kept pace with changes in knowledge production and dissemination, many campuses are at some stage in the process of reconsidering and revising their reward structures to provide recognition for new forms of scholarship, including community-engaged, digital, and interdisciplinary scholarship.


Saltmarsh, J. Warren, M. Krueger-Henney, P. Rivera, L., Fleming, R. Haig-Friedman, D. & M. Uriarte. (2015). “Creating an Academic Culture that Supports Community-Engaged Scholarship.” In: Diversity & Democracy. V18 (1). Also available on-line: https://www.aacu.org/diversitydemocracy/2015/winter/saltmarsh

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Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. http://scholarworks.umb.edu/engage