Co-Constructing Knowledge Spheres in the Academy: Developing Frameworks and Tools for Advancing Publicly Engaged Scholarship

Timothy Kenneth Eatman, Gaelle Ivory, John Saltmarsh, Michael Middleton, Amanda Wittman, Corey Dolgon

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Abstract

Publicly engaged scholarship (PES) has emerged as a powerful force, yet institutional policies and cultures have often inhibited its acceptance in the academy. This article considers the benefits of PES for higher education as well as the obstacles to its enactment. It identifies the college level as a critical site for change and offers a rubric for institutional change agents to use to assess support for community engagement at the college level and identify avenues for further progress. The authors also grapple with tensions inherent in promoting PES at institutions that have historically served as agents of domination and oppression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-561
Number of pages30
JournalUrban Education
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • action research
  • activism
  • activist scholarship
  • programs
  • public higher education
  • publicly engaged scholarship
  • social
  • social
  • urban

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Urban Studies

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