The Center works with Brown faculty in a range of ways to advance teaching, research, and scholarship: strengthen students’ understanding and abilities as outlined in the curricular goals; and support efforts to extend the expertise and skill of faculty and students to benefit local and global communities.
"At the heart of what I do is building relationships, in the community, with others." - Rick Benjamin
The Engaged Scholars initiative is an opportunity to celebrate, support, and strengthen the experiences of faculty and students who seek a purposeful integration of teaching, research and practice with a goal of advancing scholarship and producing a public benefit. The initiative supports the university’s mission of creating knowledge and “producing graduates committed to a life of usefulness and purpose” by identifying faculty exemplars who, through a unique alignment of research, teaching and practice are informing and shaping public discourse on a range of issues. The initiative seeks to advance goals on a number of levels:
- Provide resources and support for individual faculty teaching and research;
- Develop and support a community of scholars at Brown engaged with this work;
- Recognize and expand engaged scholarship across campus; and
- Contribute to the national practice of engaged scholarship.