Creating a Community of Engaged Scholarship for Graduate Teaching Assistants and Junior Faculty

Category 2: Program Development Grant

"During its first decade, Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) has built an extensive community of practice in higher education focused on the benefits of engaged learning for students_ thriving and well-being. Engagement with communities beyond the campus has been at the core of the BTtoP vision. At the end of this decade, higher education is at a turning point, that some have dubbed a Copernican and others a crucible moment. Our proposal takes seriously this turning point by focusing specifically on the education and training of the next generation of public scholars in higher education. We propose a training program for graduate students and new assistant professors across departments and colleges at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The training will focus on the nuts and bolts of engaged scholarship, that is, how to take seriously the integration of research, teaching, and outreach. Potential also exists through the CIRTL Network to use this model nationally in an online version."