What is Engaged Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill?


The Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship (SPES) is a seminar series to showcase resources and projects and promote discussion related to engaged scholarship at Carolina. A collaborative effort of the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, the Carolina Center for Public Service, the Carolina Community Network and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (TraCS), the series aims to bring together faculty, staff, students and community partners to increase knowledge about campus efforts and the needed skills for successful engaged scholarship and to promote interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration.



Upcoming Seminar Dates and Information

Supporting Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure


 Date:             Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Location:       Wilson Library, room 304 (lower level)

Schedule:      8:45 – 9 a.m., Sign in and refreshments

                     9 – 10:30 a.m., Presentation and discussion


During this session, representatives of the campus Task Force on Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure (appointed by the Provost in 2015 – 16) will report on their process and share the resulting report and recommendations. Participants will have an opportunity to preview and pilot questions proposed to support campus departments and units in discussing engaged scholarship in promotion and tenure.


Facilitator                  Lynn Blanchard, Task Force Chair      Melvin Jackson, Community Course Director

                                  Carolina Center for Public Service               Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars



Task force members*              Harriet Able, Education

                                                Giselle Corbie-Smith, Medicine

                                                Barbara Friedman, Media and Journalism

                                                Eric Muller, Law

                                                Terry Rhodes, Arts and Sciences

                                              * Not all will be in attendance.


Coffee, tea and bagels will be provided.


Register online at tinyurl.com/glhwggl]tinyurl.com/glhwggl          

Seminar Series presented by the Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship Consortium. Apologies in advance for cross-postings.