Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

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New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)


To that end, NERCHE, in partnership with the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College, is inviting nominations for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, which recognizes a full-time faculty member (pre-tenure or with a long-term contract) who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. The scholarship of engagement represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing; is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member’s expertise; is of benefit to the external community; is visible and shared with community stakeholders; and reflects the mission of the institution. The recipient of the award will have several opportunities to disseminate his or her community-based work, including presenting at the CUMU conference, presenting at the annual Lynton Colloquium, publishing in the Metropolitan Universities Journal, and participating in one or more webinars focused on community-based scholarly work. Only full-time faculty from colleges or universities in the United States are eligible for the award. A faculty member who submits tenure materials for review prior to the Lynton Award application deadline is not eligible. Nominations can be made by academic colleagues, administrators, students, and community partners. Each nominator should aim to present a comprehensive account of the nominee’s publicly engaged teaching, research, and service. Awarded: Annually