Presentation and Panel Discussion
October 25, 2011
Over the last quarter century, a national conversation about the societal relevance of higher education has gained considerable momentum. At the core of this dialogue lie the concepts of engagement and engaged scholarship, which call for universities to partner with their communities in addressing societal ills and creating positive change. A growing demand has emerged on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus for a public discussion of these issues, as symbolized by the ongoing Year of the Wisconsin Idea.
To contribute to this dialogue, three national engagement experts and a panel of UW–Madison scholars will lead a conversation surrounding the following question: “How can engaged scholarship help advance the Wisconsin Idea by reconciling UW–Madison’s competing obligations as both a land-grant and research intensive university?”
This public session is part of three-day series of events, entitled Reinvigorating the Wisconsin Idea: Engaged Scholarship for the 21st Century, designed to jump start a campus conversation about engaged scholarship at UW–Madison. Holding true to the principles of engagement, this program is intended to first capture the attention and focus of the campus community and thereby pave the way for future discussions with the public about community-campus collaboration.
The above announcement was posted on behalf of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)