New Times Demand New Scholarship


New Times Demand New Scholarship

A new network of research universities formed to promote civic engagement has issued a landmark report, New Times Demand New Scholarship: Research Universities and Civic Engagement Adobe Acrobat Document 2.8MB. The report includes a rationale for engaged scholarship as well as recommendations for what research universities can do to advance civic engagement at their institutions and across higher education. Campus Compact is serving in a coordinating role for this new network.

The report grew out of a 2005 conference that was co-convened by Campus Compact and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. It has been endorsed by all who attended as well as a broad cross-section of other higher education leaders.

We hope this report will help spur the adoption of this leadership agenda.

Institutions represented at the Conference on Research Universities and Civic Engagement:

  • Duke University
  • Stanford University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Utah
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Vanderbilt University

For a full list of participants and others who provided input before and after the meeting, please see page 3 of the report.

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An excerpt from the report served as the basis of one of the thematic roundtable discussions at Campus Compact’s 20th Anniversary Visioning Summit, held in Chicago on October 17, 2006. You can read the essay and this initiative.

Civic Engagement at Research Universities.

See also Wingspread Declaration on the Civic Responsibilities of Research Universities.


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