Upcoming Boyer Event

2015 Boyer Faculty Scholars Showcase

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Lunch begins at noon | Program 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Michigan Rooms A & B


The latest cohort of Boyer Faculty Scholars will share their lessons learned, insights, and experiences from the Boyer Faculty Scholars Program, including designing and implementing their signature scholarly community engagement projects. Join us for this panel discussion and audience dialogue.

The presenters and their signature projects are:

  • Min-Hui Huang, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy – Building a Community Partnership: Assessment of Balance, Mobility, and Fall Risks for Seniors Living at Court Street Commons
  • Dan Lair, Assistant Professor of Communication – Civic Engagement Curriculum Mapping for the New Master in Applied Communication Program
  • Pamela Ross McClain, Assistant Professor of Education – C.A.R.E.2C.A.R.E. in the Education Leadership Program: Culturally Aware and Responsive Educators – Conducting Action Research in Education
  • Charlotte Tang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science – Bridging the Arts with Technology

The Boyer Faculty Scholars Program is funded by the Office of the Provost and administered by the Office of University Outreach.


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

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).