Research Conference 2008

Conference Program
Keynote

Keynote Address
March 7, 2008
6:00-8:30 P.M.

Embracing the Scholarship of Engagement in the CSU

presented by

Gary W. Reichard, California State University
Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer

The CSU, like many other institutions of higher education across the nation, is welcoming scores of new faculty. While excellent teaching remains a core responsibility for faculty there is increasing recognition of the role of both community service and research in acheiving the CSU's overall mission. The broadening of faculty roles provides more opportunities to work across disciplinary boundaries and produce research that has social significance. Moreover, with this redefinition of roles, along with the CSU's heightened public profile comes an opportunity for greater endorsement and practice of scholarship of engagement. This comes at an opportune time in the national conversation about and within higher education. National organizations, like Imagining America and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, are generating lively conversation and robust results in a strong effort to place scholarship of engagement on equal footing within traditional forms of research. How can these promising efforts at the national level support the CSU's call for an increase in applied research, as noted in CSU's emerging strategic plan, Access to Excellence? How can we garner greater support and recognition for CSU faculty who are engaged in community-based work?

Join Gary W. Reichard, California State University: Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, as he shares his vision and personal reflections on the importance of the scholarship of engagement in the CSU.


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