The University of New Hampshire's (UNH) Engaged Scholars Academy is a semester-long professional development program. Faculty members from a range of academic disciplines learn best practices in engaged scholarship as they participate in a series of workshops and teams, interact with faculty experts, enjoy interdisciplinary discourse, and capitalize on coaching opportunities. They also learn about national funding perspectives from federal and foundation program officers. The academy helps faculty move from a public service perspective to an engaged scholar's perspective, knowledgeable about how to develop and sustain mutually-beneficial partnerships with external collaborators. We request that you acknowledge the University of New Hampshire, Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Engagement and Academic Outreach, in all materials or publications that arise from the use of this Web site.
Since it began in 2004, dozens of UNH faculty members have graduated from the Academy. They report amplified research opportunities, an expanded capacity to serve the public good, and enrichment of teaching. All of this enhances our institutional mission to advance excellence in engagement and outreach.
Cameron Wake, Assoc. Professor, Climate Change Research Center, on the history of Engaged Scholars Academy.