Featured Speaker: John Saltmarsh on How Community-Engaged Scholarship is Transforming Higher Education

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Join the Nashman Center on Wednesday, January 30th, 9:00-10:45am,as we welcome Dr. John Saltmarsh to campus for a talk and facilitated discussion,

“How Community-Engaged Scholarship is Transforming Higher Education.”

Gelman Library, Room 101

9:00 am  Enjoy coffee and networking with other community-engaged colleagues

9:30-10:45 am  Dr Saltmarsh' presentation and subsequent discussion

RSVP HERE

Dr. John Saltmarsh is one of the nation's leading scholars on community-engaged scholarship and on leveraging institution-wide change to support civic engagement in higher education. He will be sharing with us the latest research on the value of community-engaged scholarship, to benefit our communities and to improve the quality of our scholarship. 

Saltmarsh spearheaded the movement linking scholarly work to community-engagement while at Campus Compact as the director of their national program on Integrating Service with Academic Study. He served for ten years as the Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE), a resource-rich center with a strong national reputation. Saltmarsh was also one of the architects of the Carnegie Foundation's elective "Engaged Campus" designation. He is currently the Swearer Center Distinguished Engaged Scholar in Residence and a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Dr. Saltmarsh has authored, co-authored and edited many of the best resources available on community-engaged scholarship and influencing culture change in higher education to promote public engagement. Recent publications (all available through the Nashman Center Library or links provided here) include:

  • “Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education” (2016) 

  • “‘To Serve a Larger Purpose:’ Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education” (2011) 

  • “Higher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement” (2011)

  • Full Participation: Building the Architecture for Diversity and Public Engagement in Higher Education” (2011)

  • Democratic Engagement White Paper” (2009)

  • "Service-Learning in the Disciplines" the AAHE series of 18 monographs, which continues to be a top resource for faculty learning how their scholarship and their students' learning can be achieved in the context of community partnerships. 

This event is part of the Nashman Center’s Conversations on Community-Engaged Scholarship series, click here for the full schedule of events.