Engaged Scholars Academy

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The Engaged Scholars Academy was held between 2004 and 2010. This faculty development program was designed to enhance faculty success in engaged scholarship within the disciplines and served as the model for subsequent faculty development academies, including the Research and Engagement Academy, the Economic Development Academy, and the UNH Writing Academy.

Academy faculty have been supported in developing and engaging in mutually beneficial collaborations with external partners. The Academy's goal was to identify, mentor, and work with faculty from across the institution who are interested in Engaged Scholarship. UNH has developed the Engaged Scholars Academy curriculum that has become a model and a resource for other universities around the country.


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Engaged Scholars Academy Faculty Scholars by College (2005-2010)

Engaged Scholars Academy Presentation

Engaged Scholars Projects 2010


At UNH, engaged scholarship is a mutually-beneficial collaboration between the university and external partners for the purpose of generating and applying relevant knowledge to directly benefit the public.

The University of New Hampshire Engaged Scholars Academy enhances faculty success in engaged scholarship across a range of disciplines. In addition, the academy seeks to advance the University’s academic strategic plan, which includes a specific focus on engagement and outreach.

Goals of the Academy

  • Enhance individual faculty’s ability to move forward from outreach/service to peer-reviewed engaged scholarship through:
    • focused conversations about “best practices” in engaged scholarship;
    • critical review and application of these practices to his/her own scholarship.
  • Increase faculty knowledge about developing mutually-beneficial partnerships with those external to the university so that scholarship will be enhanced.
  • Contextualize national conversations about engaged scholarship at our institution and develop a common understanding of this form of scholarship within the disciplines.
  • Implement and advance the outreach and engagement goals articulated in the academic strategic plan and accreditation documentation.