Texas Tech University

2023 Engaged Scholarship Symposium

April 12, 2023

TTU Student Union Building

Sponsored by Outreach and Engagement as part of

 Discoveries to Impact Week!

The 2023 Engaged Scholarship Symposium brings together Texas Tech faculty, staff, students, and community partners to explore the theory and practice of outreach and engaged scholarship in higher education. Concurrent sessions will highlight programs, projects, and activities from various disciplines that are designed to help a diverse set of local, regional, and global communities while enhancing students' academic experiences, promoting research and creative activity, and/or advancing faculty scholarship.

Topics addressed include:

  • Understanding and distinguishing between Outreach and Engaged Scholarship.
  • Incorporating outreach and engaged scholarship into teaching, research/creative activity, or service.
  • Involving students in outreach and engaged scholarship as part of the regular curriculum
  • Building and sustaining mutually beneficial partnerships with different types of communities.
  • Evaluating and documenting the impacts of engagement.
  • Capitalizing on engagement with communities to advance faculty scholarship academic rewards, or external funding opportunities.
  • Writing and publishing about engaged scholarship work.
  •  Assessing student learning outcomes from engaged teaching, research, or service activities.
  • Other topics related to the theme.

The Engaged Scholarship Symposium will also feature the winners of the 2023 President's Engaged Scholarship Awards program. The annual awards recognize individual Texas Tech faculty and teams of faculty (including involved students and staff) from all disciplines for a project or activity that demonstrates exemplary and sustained commitment to mutually beneficial partnerships with external. The award recipients will discuss their engagement work and share best practices as well as the challenges and benefits of their specific project or activity.

Keynote Speaker

robert newman

Dr. Robert Newman Director of the National Humanities Center will present on "The Fluttering Heart of the Matter: Securing the Future of the Humanities."

Attendance is free to all participants and includes all sessions, a keynote address, lunch, and breaks.





(please click the REGISTER above to see the detailed Symposium agenda)

8:00am - 8:45am

Symposium Check-In

Come and go Breakfast

SUB Courtyard

 (Atrium area outside of Red Raider Ballroom)

8:45am- 10:00am
Concurrent Panel Session #1
Building Success in Engaged Scholarship
Engaged Research for Social Impact

Red Raider Lounge 

Matador Room

10:00am- 10:15am Networking Break & Refreshments  
10:15am - 11:30am
Concurrent Panel Session #2
Building Mutually Beneficial, Sustainable Partnerships
Engaged Research to Make a Social Difference

Matador Room

Red Raider Lounge

11:30am - 1:15pm Keynote & Engaged Scholarship Awards Luncheon Featuring Dr. Robert Newman Red Raider Ballroom
1:30pm - 2:45pm

Panel Session #3

Award Winning Engaged Scholarship


Red Raider Lounge 
2:45pm - 3:00pm  Networking Break & Refreshments   
3:00pm - 4:15pm 

Concurrent Panel Session #4

Award Winning Engaged Scholarship

Partnerships and Curricular Engagement

Red Raider Lounge

Matador Room



For more information, contact Outreach and Engagement at universityoutreachandengagement@ttu.edu or Lindsay Rigney at lindsay.rigney@ttu.edu



Outreach & Engagement