Boyer Faculty Scholars Program

The next Boyer Program will run in the Spring 2017 semester.

Boyer Faculty Scholars present at Science on Tap!

Science on Tap, organized by TCLT, features short presentations and lively conversation with a mixed campus and community audience, while you buy your own beverage.

Topic: “Demographics and Common Health Condition Management in an Underserved Population at a Pro-Bono Physical Therapy Clinic”
Thursday, October 26, 2016 | 5-6 pm
Table and Tap Restaurant, Downtown Flint
Jamie Creps, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Topic: “Community Engagement:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Table and Tap Restaurant, Downtown Flint
Emily Feuerherm, Assistant Professor of English, and Amy Yorke, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Boyer Faculty Scholars Program Goal

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.


  1. Strengthen community-engaged3 pedagogy and research practices,

  2. Cultivate faculty leadership for the “engaged citizenship” pillar of the campus mission, and

  3. 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. University Outreach connects campus and community to support learning, collaboration, and partnerships.

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).”

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.”

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).