Engagement Scholarship Consortium International Conference The Impact of Engaged Scholarship:
People, Purpose, and Passion

Main conference: September 21-22, 2022

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Hosted by University of Georgia and the member institutions of the ESC Southern Region


Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW)

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 3:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Cost: $100

Extended Application Deadline: May 15, 2022

This intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community-engaged scholarship. Participation in the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW) is limited, and interested applicants must be nominated to be considered for this workshop.

Learn more, including application information, at the 2022 EESW webpage.

Leading Engagement During Executive Leadership Transitions

An Engagement Academy Seminar

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
At a Glance Schedule

Cost: $210

Turnover of higher education executives is on the rise and expected to increase as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. Among those institutions applying for the most recent classification of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, nearly 75 percent of applicants reported turnover in presidential and/or chief academic officer positions. These transition periods create uncertainty for leaders that seek to sustain engagement as an institutional priority. What can leaders do to keep engagement on the radar as new executives assume their roles? During this interactive pre-conference seminar, participants will engage with literature, video testimonies of engagement leaders, and a case study that explore ways to sustain engagement through executive leadership transitions.

The Engagement Academy instructors for this pre-conference seminar are:

  • Lorilee R. Sandmann, Professor Emerita, Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy, University of Georgia
  • David J. Weerts, Professor and Faculty Director, Office for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Rena Cotsones, Chief Engagement Officer and Senior Associate Vice President, Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development, Northern Illinois University

Learn more at the Engagement Academy for University Leaders webpage

The Boundary Spanner’s Journey: From Roots to Wings

An Outreach and Engagement Practitioners Network (OEPN) Workshop

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
At a Glance Schedule

Cost: $125

This pre-conference workshop will provide the opportunity to connect with other outreach and engagement professionals while exploring our boundary-spanning roles in today’s higher education landscape.

The OEPN is a community of practice for university staff, non-tenure-track faculty, and community partners. These outreach and engagement professionals — or “boundary spanners” — develop and sustain relationships between higher education institutions and community partner organizations by facilitating, managing, directing, and administering ongoing projects, programs, services, and research.

Learn more at the OEPN webpage