Advancing the Discourse at UNCG

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Emily Janke, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: As we continue to implement plans to support community-engaged scholarship, as one of many forms of scholarship that is honored at UNCG, it is critical that we take time to carefully consider how we go about this work in a way that is truly excellent. First, we need to understand what excellence in community engagement means to us. How does community engagement advance scholarly agendas, as well as institutional and community values and priorities? In what ways are we, UNCG and communities, already engaged with each other? Second, we need to engage in a process of visioning together. Where do we want to be relative to engagement in 5, 10, 50 or 100 years? How will we know when we’ve reached our goals? Third, we need to plan carefully, acting as responsible stewards of the resources that have been entrusted to us as a public-serving institution. What assets and strengths exist and which should be expanded? Where are we now relative to a vision of excellence, and what is supporting or hindering us in achieving excellence at present and in the future? How do we want to make progress toward excellence, and what programs and structures do we need to support institutional capacity building?

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Excellence in Community Engagement and Community-Engaged Scholarship
Language: English
Date: 2012
engagement, scholarship, discourse

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