08/11/2014 02:54 PM
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership, or
CCELL, is seeking applications from LSU faculty for the inaugural Community Engaged
Research Scholars Program, which will be held over the 2014-2015 academic year. This
program is intended for faculty with a solid understanding of community engagement
and will be offered every other year, in rotation with the Service-Learning Faculty
Scholars Program that instructs faculty on integrating service-learning into their
courses. Applications are due Sept. 8.
Faculty who are selected for the program will identify an item of engaged scholarship
they wish to develop and finalize for dissemination during the 2014-2015 academic
year. Engaged scholarship is defined by the Research University Civic Engagement Network
as “research in any field that partners university scholarly resources with those
in the public and private sectors to enrich knowledge, address and help solve critical
societal issues, and contribute to the public good.” Engaged research questions at
all stages of development – idea conception, experimental design, data collection
and analysis, synthesis of results and dissemination – are welcome. Throughout the
year, participants will meet as a group monthly to discuss topics related to engaged
scholarship, including collaborating with community partners, identifying venues for
publication and framing work for career advancement such as tenure and promotion.
Scholars will be expected to provide regular progress updates and follow a plan to
ensure the project’s completion by Sept. 1, 2015. A $1,500 stipend will be distributed
to scholars when they complete the Scholars program and submit a written scholarly
product for publication.
Full-time faculty at the rank of instructor or above are eligible. An application with more information is available at www.lsu.edu/ccell. Questions may be addressed to CCELL Director Marybeth Lima at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014