A Workshop for TTU Faculty and Academic Staff!

“Engaged Scholarship and Higher Education: Broader Impacts through Community Engagement”
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Session 1: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Session 2: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

sponsored by
Office of the Provost
Office of Outreach and Engagement
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center

In the new 2025 Strategic Plan, A Foundation for the Next Century, Texas Tech has made “Outreach and Engaged Scholarship” one of its three strategic priorities.  This form of scholarship has gained significant attention and importance at higher education institutions across the country as it involves faculty, staff, and students in collaborations with community partners, for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources.  Join us for this 3-hour workshop to learn more about engaged scholarship and how it differs from traditional scholarship.  You will further understand its value in teaching, research, and service; become familiar with best practices; and discover how you might be able to integrate it into your own role.  Topics include:
  • Definitions and Characteristics of Engaged Scholarship
  • Key Engaged Scholarship Concepts
  • Types of Engaged Scholarship– Engaged Teaching, Engaged Research/Creative Activity, Engaged Service, Engaged Commercialized Activities
  • Principles of University-Community Partnerships
  • Methodological Considerations
  • Systems Perspectives
  • Scholarship and Community Impacts
  • Resources and Internal/External Support 
During this interactive workshop, the presenter will also share his insights and personal experiences as a MSU faculty member who moved from traditional scholarship practices to engaged scholarship over the course of his academic career.
Dr. Hiram E Fitzgerald is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University.  He also is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Edith Cowan University, School of Arts and Humanities, Western Australia. 
Fitzgerald earned his Ph.D. degree in developmental psychology (1967) from the University of Denver. 
He is Honorary President of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Psychological Science. Fitzgerald has published over 450 journal articles, chapters, and books. In 2014, he was elected into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship.
Faculty and staff have the option to attend either the morning or the afternoon session. To register, visit the TLPDC website at: www.events.tlpd.ttu.edu. The workshop will be held at the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Room 151.
For more information about this workshop, contact Birgit Green, Director of Outreach and Engagement, e-mail:
birgit.green@ttu.edu; phone:  (806)834-2308.