2016 CT Civic Action Summit Workshop: Engaged Scholarship
Engaged Scholarship, Elaine Ward
Voices of the Next Generation of Engagement and the Future of Higher Education
This session is designed to deepen understanding of the scholarly identities, professional practices, public commitments, and aspiration of a new generation of engaged scholars. The session draws on the work of the new bookPublicly Engaged Scholars: Next Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education, Edited by Margaret Post, Elaine Ward, Nicholas Longo, and John Saltmarsh (Spring 2016, Stylus Publishing), which bring forward stories and analysis of how the next generation of engaged scholars can help shape and transform the future of higher education – and how campuses can create institutional cultures in which publicly engaged scholars can thrive.
Elaine Ward is an Assistant Professor of Education in the School of Education at Merrimack College. She earned her Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Research interests and courses taught include community engagement, research methods, teaching and learning, higher education leadership and policy, institutional transformation and change, faculty identity and graduate student research and success.