What is the Scholarship of Engagement

  • Scholarship is innovative with a high level of disciplinary expertise, can be replicated, produces documented results that are impactful and is professionally or peer-reviewed (Diamond and Adam, 1993).
  • Engagement is the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity (Carnegie Foundation, 2008).
    • The characteristics of the Scholarship of Engagement include: a reciprocal relationship with communities that yields innovations with disciplinary expertise, can be replicated, documented, is professionally and/ or peer– reviewed and has evidence of impact.