Jun 6

Day of Public Scholarship 2024

Thu, June 6, 2024 • 9:00am - 1:00pm (4h) • Weitz Center for Creativity 236, Carleton College
Elaine Ward

A Call for Public Scholars

What do we mean by “public scholarship” at Carleton? How public is our scholarship?

Join fellow Carleton faculty and two visiting engaged scholars on Thursday, June 6, 2024, for this interactive half-day workshop of collective reflection and shared learning.

Keynote speaker: Elaine Ward, Associate Professor of Higher Education at Merrimack College.

Dr. Elaine Ward will give the talk "Advancing Publicly Engaged Scholarship in Our Research and on Our Campuses." Ward, a field leader in public scholarship and community-engaged teaching, will also offer individual, one-to-one faculty consultations following the program. Elaine is currently spending her sabbatical working with the American Council on Education (ACE) building the Carnegie Elective Classifications Research Lab examining the public purpose of higher education while advancing research capacity across the next generation of publicly engaged scholars.

Some questions that we will collectively consider are: What does the concept of 'public scholar' mean for each attendee and in the context of Carleton? How can the office for which I work support the practice of public scholars? Do I consider myself a public scholar? What are some of the tensions, contradictions, or challenges we experience when linking our job to this practice? What resources are necessary to carry out the work of public scholars? What assessment tools do we have to evaluate the work that public scholars do in our departments / campus? How do we prepare our students to understand what the work of a public scholar entails? Does our public scholarship inform our teaching or vice versa? In what ways can we prepare our students to become public scholars?

This event is intended for faculty and academic support staff interested in learning more about public scholarship practices and deepening the growing community of those engaged in this work at Carleton. This is also a space for those interested in the ways public scholarship can advance more just, humane higher education systems for those who work and learn within them. Experience conducting public scholarship is not required. All are welcome.

Register by May 30.

Schedule for the day:

8:45 am: Coffee, fruit, and pastries available
9:00 - 9:25 am: Welcome & Introductions
9:25 - 10:25 Keynote:  Elaine Ward
10:25 - 10:30 Break
10:30-12:00: Hands-on workshop
12:00 - 12:15: Closing remarks
12:15 - 1:00: Lunch

With questions, contact Palmar Alvarez-Blanco, palvarez@carleton.edu.

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Day of Public Scholarship 2024
  • Intended For: Faculty

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