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About the Advisory Council

The Advisory Council has experts and current practitioners of engaged pedagogies from across divisions and academic units, and its cross-disciplinary nature enables the SCI Leadership--comprised of the Director and the Steering Committee--to get a variety of perspectives on issues related to the SCI while also allowing Council members to weigh in on the parts of the initiative for which their experience or expertise makes their point of view especially relevant.

Read below for answers to some commonly posed questions:

HOW OFTEN DOES THE SCAC MEET?
There is no expectation that the SCAC will meet on a regular basis; in fact, over the last year,  meetings have only been convened when immediate and pressing business needed to be addressed.
 
IF I CHOOSE TO SERVE, TO WHAT WOULD I BE COMMITTING?
As is true of all volunteer experiences, you choose the level and kind of engagement with the SCAC that best fits your expertise, schedule, and life/work balance. Several levels of engagement are possible.

WHAT WOULD BE THE MINIMUM COMMITMENT?
There are two possibilities:

  1. Listserv only:  Subscribers will be queried occasionally for input, but in practice the list has served and will continue to serve primarily as a means for raising awareness of SC events, programming, funding opportunities, and professional development resources.  Listserv members are able to send messages to the listserv in order to ask questions, solicit feedback, or share information.
  2. Listserv + public listing on our SC webpage as a member of the Advisory Council

WHAT IF I WANT TO DO MORE?
Members of the SC Advisory Council are invited but not required to serve on one of the subcommittees that steward an aspect of the SCI.  Service on a subcommittee is recognized by the RU administration as a vital and important contribution to the institution, and letters documenting service are distributed to the faculty and staff who so generously give of their time and expertise.

Subcommittees are convened by a member of the Scholar-Citizen Steering Committee. Currently, the following subcommittees are in need of members:  

Assessment:  Contact Sandra Baker

Curriculum Development:   Contact Sara O'Brien

Co-Curricular Programming: Contact Alice Coughlin

Student Programs (SC Fellows, Undergraduate Research and the Highlander in Action Program): Contact Sara O'Brien

ePortfolio and Faculty Development: Contact Samantha Blevins