About Public Scholarship and Engagement
Public Scholarship and Engagement (PSE) is a university-wide unit under the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. Our mission is to recognize and reward research, teaching and learning that engages the public and has a broader impact.
The four primary roles of PSE are to:
- Communicate the value, importance, and impact of engaged scholarship and engaged learning.
- Convene individuals and groups to build collaborative relationships, partnerships, and networks.
- Collaborate on university and community partnerships, training, workshops, and events.
- Champion public scholarship to increase resource support and change the institutional system of rewards and recognition.
We strive to execute our mission through the following strategic actions:
- Coordinating communication that promotes the value of public scholarship, shares existing resources, and enables relationship building.
- Facilitating collaborative activities across colleges and schools, and in local and regional communities and beyond.
- Encouraging, incentivizing, and rewarding public scholarship through grants, awards, training, and acknowledgement in merit and promotion.
- Measuring and assessing the impact of publicly-engaged research and learning in communities, public policy, and the improvement of learning outcomes through evidence-based approaches.