Engaging Scholarship for Public Impact

Goal:

KU will engage local, state, national, and global communities as partners in scholarly activities that have direct public impact.

Outcomes:

  1. Recognition, facilitation, and support of engaged scholarship.
  2. Mutually productive partnerships with the community for engaged scholarship.
  3. Learning and scholarship experiences for students.
  4. Increase in scholarly activities by leveraging existing community engagement activities.

Examples:

The work group on Engaging Scholarship for Public Impact (ESPI) is in the process of gathering examples of work by KU researchers who are conducting engaged scholarship. We are looking for recently completed and ongoing projects that are consistent with the work group's goal:

KU will engage in local, state, national, and global communities as partners in scholarly activities that have direct public impact.

Included below are some excellent examples of engaged scholarship. If you would like your work added, please use the web form below. There is a great deal of exciting work going on at KU and this is one way to share you work with the campus community.

 
  • November 8, 2010
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  • November 22, 2010
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    ESPI Subgroup Charges (87 KB)
  • December 3, 2010 – Definitions and Models Subgroup
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  • December 9, 2010 – Experts and Consultants Subgroup
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  • December 12, 2010 – Surveys and Baselines Subgroup
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  • December 21, 2010 – Experts and Consultants Subgroup
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  • January 14, 2011 – Surveys and Baselines Focus Group
    Agenda (88 KB)
  • January 19, 2011 – Surveys and Baselines Focus Group
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  • January 25, 2011 – Surveys and Baselines Focus Group
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  • January 25, 2011 – Experts and Consultants Focus Group
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Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.
KU welcomes President Obama Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.


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