Scholarship of Engagement
Stockton University embraces Scholarship of Engagement which is sometimes called "Community-Engaged Scholarship". Scholarship of Engagement is a form of scholarship that directly benefits the community. It is scholarship that derives from teaching, research, creative activity and service to generate, transmit, and apply knowledge in mutually beneficial ways that often have a significant impact on the public.
One example of scholarship of engagement is utilizing students to canvas and conduct a door-to-door survey of assistance needed in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Reflections were held with students about their experiences and how they were impacted by the stories they heard and the information they learned. This was embedded in an Introduction to Sociology class, where the students were learning about socio-economic disparity and disproportionate systems responses in communities of color. The faculty member produced scholarship on both the outcomes of the survey and the impact conducting it had on the students.
On this page you will find resources which explain Scholarship of Engagement in action, examples conducted by Stockton faculty and the local, state and international levels, and opportunities to include students in your research.
Scholarship of Engagement Videos
The SCCESL, in collaboration with Dr. Doug Harvey from the Institute for Faculty Development, Dr. Chelsea Tracy-Bronson from the School of Education, and Tucker Rowlinson from E-Learning collaborated with several faculty and staff members who have done scholarship of engagement to create these six professional development videos highlighting the scholarship of engagement work that faculty and staff members have done. We hope that these videos will guide you in your engagement in the local, state, and international community!
- An Introduction to Scholarship of Engagement
- The Possibilities in Local Scholarship of Engagement
- The Possibilities in State Scholarship Engagement
- The Possibilities in International Scholarship of Engagement
- Integrating Community Engagement and Scholarship
- Additional Examples of Scholarship of Engagementwith Dr. Amy Situ-Liu and Dr. Dave Burdick
- Additional Examples of Scholarship of Engagementwith Dr. Jessie K. Finch, Dr. Marissa Levy, Dr. Tara Luke, and Linda Dotts
The SCCESL would like to thank the following faculty and staff members for their support and participation in the videos:
- Dr. Victoria Schindler
- Dr. Tara Crowell
- Dr. Marissa Levy
- Dr. Christina Jackson
- Dr. Jessie K. Finch
- Dr. Diane Falk
- Dr. Meg White
- Emari DiGiorgio
- Dr. Amy Situ-Liu
- Dr. Chelsea Tracy-Bronson
- Linda Dotts
- Dr. Dave Burdick
- Dr. Arnaldo Cordero-Roman
- Dr. Daniel Tomé
- Dr. Mary Lou Galantino
- Dr. Mary Kientz
- Dr. Tara Luke
Faculty-Initiated, Community-Engaged Research with Students
The Stockton Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning supports students in faculty-initiated, community-engaged research in keeping with the educational philosophy and mission of Stockton and the Stockton Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning. A one-time fellowship award for $250.00 is provided to a student contingent upon available funds.
Students who meet the following criteria are eligible for funds under this program:
- Enrolled full or part time as an undergraduate or graduate student at Stockton during the semesters immediately preceding and immediately following the time in which the funds will be utilized.
- Successfully completed 32 academic credits prior to funds being utilized.
- In good academic standing as defined by a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Were recruited by a faculty member and approved by the Executive Director of the Stockton
Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning to participate in the community-engaged
project in coordination with the faculty member and in keeping with the educational
philosophy and mission of Stockton and the Stockton Center for Community Engagement
- The faculty member provided a description of the project including student’s responsibilities to the Executive Director of the Stockton Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning.
- Selected a project of a type that can be completed within an academic year and break period and the semester following the break period, i.e., Winter Break/Spring Semester or Summer Break/Fall Semester.
The faculty member is expected to provide a report to the Executive Director of the Stockton Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning describing the outcome of the project at the end of the academic year in which the project took place.