UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Community Engagement Scholar Speaks, Conducts Workshops

Dr. Amy Driscoll, a scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will present two addresses and a series of workshops Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 16-17, on the topic “Institutional Strategies for Supporting Community-Engaged Scholarship.”

At Carnegie, Driscoll coordinates the piloting of a new elective classification for campuses engaged with communities. She has mentored more than 40 campuses nationwide in the development of curricular civic engagement and associated scholarship. She is currently co-director of the National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement.

A primary focus of her UNCG visit will be revised promotion and tenure guidelines. She begins Feb. 16 with an 8-9:30 a.m. keynote address on “Scholarship of Engagement: From Tradition to Transformation,” in the Maple Room of Elliott University Center. See Driscoll’s complete schedule at http://olsl.uncg.edu/svl/events/speaker-series/driscoll_schedule/  or contact the Office of Leadership and Service Learning (6-0538).

Driscoll was previously director of community/university partnerships at Portland State University and director of teaching, learning, and assessment at California State University Monterey Bay. Her recent publications include: “Tracing the Scholarship of Engagement through My Professional Memoirs” (2005), and “Roles and Responsibilities of Academic Administrators: Supporting the Scholarship of Civic Engagement” (2004).

The speaker series is sponsored by the OLSL, Office of the Provost, Faculty Senate, Office of Research and Economic Development, and the University Teaching and Learning Center.