Outreach and Engagement Newsletter
February 2023


Hosted by the Office of the Provost, Outreach and Engagement, as part of Texas Tech's 2023 Discoveries to Impact Week, the 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.

We are inviting proposals for presentations from college and university faculty, academic staff, administrators, and students that will inform or advance the theory and practice of engaged teaching, research/creative activity, or service in higher education based on research or evidence-based practice.

Individuals or teams of faculty, staff, and students may submit a proposal. We also encourage participation from community partners. For further details, visit https://ttu.infoready4.com. The deadline for proposal submissions is February 17, 2023 (11:59 p.m.).

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Deadline for submission: 
February 13, 2023 (11:59 P.M.)
The Office of the Provost, Outreach and Engagement, and the Office of the President invite nominations for the 2023 President’s Engaged Scholarship Awards. The program includes the following two awards: 

President's Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award.  The award recognizes individual TTU faculty members or faculty-staff teams for a longer-term project or activity that demonstrates a significant and sustained commitment to collaboration with community partners as well as evidence of significant impact on communities or society and the university (faculty, staff, and/or students). Click here for more information. 

Award categories: Engaged Teaching, Engaged Research, Engaged Creative Activity, and Engaged Service
For definitions and types of activities that typically fall under each of these categories, please see the ES Awards Categories. The award carries a monetary prize of $2,000 per category.

President’s Emerging Engaged Scholarship Award. The award recognizes TTU faculty for a relatively new project or initiative that shows high potential for the advancement of engaged scholarship. The award carries a monetary prize of $1,500 and recognizes one faculty-led project or initiative. Click here for more information. 

Funds may go to an individual faculty member or faculty-staff teams. For application guidelines and submissions, please log into Texas Tech Competition Space at InfoReady.

Deadline for submission: February 13, 2023 (11:59 P.M.)
Outreach and Engagement Staff Spotlight

Shirley Matteson Ph.D., named Interim Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement

Dr. Shirley M. Matteson joined the Division of Outreach and Engagement in January 2023. She has served as the Associate Dean for Research and Staff/Faculty Development for the College of Education. Dr. Matteson is an Associate Professor of Middle Level Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.  She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in mathematics education from Texas A&M University and was a classroom teacher for 27 years. Dr. Matteson is also a member of the Teaching Academy at Texas Tech University.

Dr. Matteson's research interests include mathematical representations, teacher preparation and professional development, and the teaching of thinking structures in K-12 settings. She was a Co-PI on a US Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant and served as Director of a STEM Certificate for a Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grantDr. Matteson has served in various leadership positions in the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA) and received the SERA Extended Service Award in 2018.

Introducing the Engaged Scholarship Lunch and Learn Series!

Join Texas Tech Outreach and Engagement this semester for our inaugural Engaged Scholarship Lunch and Learn series. During spring 2023, we will host two FREE sessions featuring brief presentations, followed by Q&A and participant discussions. Each session will highlight opportunities and best practices for engaging with community partners – whether in teaching, research, creative activity, or service.
We will meet from 12:00pm until 1:00pm in room 153 of the TLPDC (TTU Library 1st floor). Bring your lunch and join us in connecting with other community-engaged faculty and staff colleagues. Beverages will be provided.

Registration for virtual participation is available.

2023 Sessions and Topics

  • February 22nd: Integrating Engaged Scholarship into Your Course Curriculum

This session will focus on Engaged Teaching and successful ways of integrating student engagement into the curriculum.

  • March 23rd: Integrating Engaged Scholarship into Your Research

This session will discuss how to conduct Engaged Research with the community in an ethical and responsible way following IRB guidelines and best practices in building and maintaining reciprocal, mutually beneficial partnerships. 

Since assuming leadership of the National Humanities Center in 2015, Dr. Newman has devoted his time to broadening the Center’s scholarly mission, diversity, programming and educational outreach as well as to enhancing vibrant public engagement with, and national advocacy for, the humanities.

Keynote address
will be from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. 
Space is limited. Questions? Contact Lindsay Rigney, Program Manager.
When Ira's 3 friends were diagnosed with breast cancer and were told to switch to natural products Ira had the hardest time finding a natural deodorant that worked, smelled good or even looked good. So she created one that did all three! After raising capital to launch her product, Ira received a life-altering diagnosis... she had breast cancer. Meet Ira at our Keynote Luncheon and hear her inspiring story first-hand. Space is limited. Questions? Contact Kathryn Dankesreiter, Marketing and Engagement Coordinator.
The Innovation Hub's
2023 Social Innovation Challenge! 

The Social Innovation Challenge supports social innovators wishing to create lasting impact on our community, country, and the world.

In its second inaugural year, the Social Innovation Challenge selects one venture generating social change. The selected venture will be a part of the TTU Accelerator Program and receive $25K, mentorship, and access to co-working space to help them develop into lasting, successful ventures solving today's complex social challenges!

Ready to apply?

Visit the application portal. You'll be asked to create a profile, answer application questions, and upload your supporting documents (listed above) to the application. Don't miss the deadline! Submit your application by February 22nd, 2023.

For more details, visit Social Innovation Challenge or contact Taysha Williams, Managing Director of the Texas Tech Innovation Hub, at taysha.williams@ttu.edu.

TTU's Outreach and Engagement Assessment for Calendar Year 2022 is Underway!
We invite you to provide information on any scholarly outreach and engagement activities that you conducted for, in, or in partnership with local, national, or international communities between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022. 

Faculty Reporting: Via Faculty Success (formerly DigitalMeasures) Platform!
Faculty members will be able to indicate their outreach and engagement activities in the Teaching, Scholarship/Research, or Service sections of their Faculty Success accounts by selecting from a drop-down menu whether the activity involved “Outreach,” “Engagement,” or “Engaged Scholarship.” In order to ensure inclusion in 2022 Annual Reports, faculty should submit their activities according to their department’s annual reporting deadline (generally, by January 31, 2023). Faculty are also encouraged to input additional details about these activities by clicking on the “Outreach and Engagement Survey” link in Faculty Success
Staff and Unit Reporting: Via the Raiders Engaged Online Survey!
TTU Staff should use the Raiders Engaged Survey for the reporting of outreach and engagement activities. They may report individually conducted activities or submit aggregate data on any unit-sponsored activities. 

The deadline for Calendar Year 2022 submissions is February 15, 2023.

For further information and examples of outreach and engagement activitiesvisit the Outreach and Engagement Assessment page on the Outreach and Engagement website

Texas Tech Museum: Come and See from the Clothing and Textiles Division 
  • Thursday, March 23rd 10:30am - 12:00pm, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium
  • Saturday, March 25th 10:30am- 12:00pm, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium 
1 Million Hours of Volunteerism and Service
Join Red Raiders around the world as we strive for one million hours of volunteerism and service. The only requirement to participate is a love for Texas Tech and a passion for service. 

Click the button below to learn more about Texas Tech's Centennial Events and to log your service hours! 

Contact us at: universityoutreachandengagement@ttu.edu
Visit our website: outreachandengagement.ttu.edu
Phone: 806-742-2392

Our mailing address is:

2515 15th St. Lubbock, Tx
Drane Hall 
Box 41047


Mar 15, 2023