New Big 10 Report Provides Guidance on Rewarding & Recognizing Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Arts

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September 29, 2020

“More and more universities have begun to incorporate community engagement in their mission statements, yet those missions often remain unfulfilled. It has thus become increasingly important to provide arts schools and colleges with a tangible roadmap for achieving their institutions’ stated commitment.”


A new report written by a team of Big Ten administrators from arts-focused schools and colleges tackles the challenges of appropriately recognizing faculty efforts in community engaged scholarship in teaching. The writing team includes Barbara O. Korner from Pennsylvania State University, Charles O’Conner and Christopher Marks from University of Nebraska Lincoln, and Kevin Hamilton from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign–all a2ru partner schools. Hamilton serves on the advisory board for a2ru Ground Works, our online platform for exemplary interdisciplinary research.

Access the report here.