Registration now open at http://criticaljunctures.ca
The College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada are cosponsoring the conference, "Community-Engaged Scholarship: Critical Junctures in Research, Practice and Policy" on November 4-5 in Guelph, Ontario Canada.
The conference will convene national and international scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to present and discuss emerging research on community-engaged scholarship (CES) in higher education and its implications for research, practice and policy. Specifically, the conference will examine current research on faculty engagement, faculty development, promotion and tenure processes and institutional change strategies from Canada and abroad that facilitate CES.
Leading scholars in these areas will serve as presenters, moderators and discussants. The conference will identify gaps in knowledge, define challenges and develop strategies to foster new multi-disciplinary networks and research partnerships. While our emphasis is on the presentation of current research, we will mobilize the knowledge from the conference to facilitate change in policy and practice within university reward systems that are persistently raised as significant barriers to CES.
The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (http://www.uga.edu/ihe/jheoe.html
) and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (www.ccph.info
) are collaborating on a March/April 2011
theme issue of the journal that will feature papers from the conference.
Confirmed plenary speakers include:
* Sherril Gelmon (Portland State University) on Setting the Stage: The Landscape of Community-Engaged Scholarship
* Lynn Blanchard (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) on The Development of Community-Engaged Scholars
* Barbara Holland (University of Sydney) on Structures and Policies that Support Community-Engaged Scholarship
* Rhonda Lenton (York University) on Strategies for Institutional Change
CCPH members receive a registration discount. Not yet a CCPH member? Join today at http://www.ccph.info