The goal of the Boyer1 Faculty Scholars Program is to deepen the campus-wide discourse, practice, and recognition of the scholarship of engagement2 at UM-Flint.
Strengthen community-engaged3 pedagogy and research practices,
Cultivate faculty leadership for the “engaged citizenship” pillar of the campus mission, and
Recognize and enable the contributions of community-engaged faculty.
The Boyer Faculty Scholars Program is brought to you by the Office of University Outreach and funded by the Office of the Provost
1 According to UM-Flint’s awarded application for the 2010 Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement application, “All four academic units define scholarship broadly (after Boyer’s 1990 publication).”
2 The National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement defines the scholarship of engagement as “scholarship in the areas of teaching, research, and/or service. It engages faculty in academically relevant work that simultaneously meets campus mission and goals as well as community needs. In essence, it is a scholarly agenda that integrates community issues. In this definition, community is broadly defined to include audiences external to the campus that are part of a collaborative process to contribute to the public good.”
3 Community Engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in the context of partnership and reciprocity (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching).