One of the fundamental goals of the RU Scholar-Citizen initiative is to foster an engaged learning community. Support of Radford University faculty as both educators and as researchers in their work with students is critical to achieving this goal. For this reason, our pilot year centers upon providing faculty support and development opportunities in the areas related to pedagogies of engagement and engaged scholarship.
Through establishing a process for applying for funding to directly support teaching, fostering faculty-to-faculty mentoring opportunities, and supporting ongoing professional education through a travel and special speaker series fund, the SCI provides institutional support for the development and enhancement of courses, projects, and initiatives that connect academic knowledge with real-world experiences. The intent of these efforts is to provide opportunities for faculty to learn about, participate in, and reflect upon engaged scholarship. All engaged scholarship (teaching, research, and service) has three things in
- it contributes to the public good;
- it draws on a scholar's disciplinary or professional expertise; and
- it directly addresses real-world problems and issues (Senate Committee on Continuing Education and Public Service, 2000).
This website serves as one means for sharing resources and information with instructors and faculty interested in incorporating engaged pedagogies into their work with students. We hope you will find the materials on the following pages useful and relevant to your and our students' needs.
We also need your feedback on how we might continue to improve and develop this site. Please send ideas, comments, and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to help your students acquire funding for research, internships, service, or study abroad? Have them apply for up to $3,000 to help cover their expenses. Deadline is April 15th!