Collaboratory Scholars provides students a network beyond their campus and a space to explore new ways of thinking about higher education community engagement. Together we foster the next generation of community-engaged scholars, professionals, and alumni who have a greater understanding of and appreciation for the public mission of higher education and its role within society.
As Collaboratory has grown and expanded across institutions big and small, it has brought together an impressive group of scholars, professionals, and students dedicated to the continued improvement of higher education community engagement. Through conversations with Collaboratory Administrators about and reflecting upon the invaluable role of students in the advancement of community engagement on their campuses, the need to intentionally convene students interested in this work became apparent.
The creation of a cohort of students to interact, reflect, and think about their work in the field of higher education community engagement is a natural step along the path of developing not only the current field of community engagement, but also the next generation of engaged scholars, professionals, and citizens.
If you or a student you know would like to participate, click “Sign Up”, above, or reach out to Lauren Wendling to learn about upcoming Scholars meetings.
If your institution is not yet using Collaboratory, email [email protected] to learn more about how to leverage Collaboratory to tell your institution’s story of engagement.