Faculty & Staff Programs

Consultations and Convenings

Engaged Scholars' Roundtable

The Engaged Scholars' Roundtable showcases scholarly practice and innovations that honor tenets of Ernest Boyer's concept of the Scholarship of Engagement.

While many of our presenters are university faculty, the series also seeks contributions from staff and community members engaged in scholarly activity that aligns with the values articulated in the Boyer model.

  • Goals

    The Engaged Scholars' Roundtable is intended to:

    • Increase awareness of and engagement with the tenets of engaged scholarship among IUPUI faculty, administrators, and staff;
    • Bring publically disseminated work, developing research, and scholarship to the awareness of local campus and community audiences;
    • Nurture interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary community-campus collaboration and learning;
    • Build capacity for the growth and development of engaged scholarship as a dimension of faculty work;
    • Promote a sense of community among IUPUI's engaged faculty and staff.
  • What to expect

    Roundtable sessions are intended to be informal gatherings, often held over lunch and lasting 1 to 1.5 hours. In most cases, sessions will consist of a short 20-30 minute presentation/demonstration followed by 20-25 minutes of open discussion/dialogue.

  • Roundtable Archive


    Genevieve Shaker, Philanthropic Studies, 1/21/2016;
    Faculty Work and the Public Good: Reframing Academic Professionalism to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century

    Pam Blevins Hinkle, Spirit and Place Festival, 4/14/2016;
    We Shall Go Singing to the Fashioning of a New World: Democratic Engagement, Intentional Inclusivity, and Community-Engaged Creativity

    Sylvia Bigatti, PhD., Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and Monica Medina, School of Education, 9/30/2016;
    Translating in the Other Direction:How Community Needs can Spark a Thriving Research Agenda


    Sue Hyatt, Anthropology;Virginia Majewski, Social Work; and Tom Marvin, English, 4/2/2015;
    Infusing the Curriculum with Community Organizing Principles and Practicies

    Estela Ene and Honnor Orlando, English, 4/13/2015;
    Service-learning-based Partnerships for Intercultural Understanding

    Pam Napier, Visual Communications, 11/20/2015;
    Growing Near West: Engaging Communities by Designing Urban Gardens Together


    Thomas Nelson Laird, Education, 1/30/2014;
    Do Faculty Use a Portion of their Time Philanthropically?

    Corey Dolgon, Sociology, Stonehill College, 11/13/2014;
    The Service Learner as Activist and Advocate: A Brown Bag Discussion Regarding the Role of Community Organizing in the Service Learning Classroom

    Kate Stanton, Kinesiology, 11/19/2014;
    Making the Case for Service Learningand Engagement in your Dossier: Strategies for Presenting the Impact of your Work


    Elee Wood, 2/15/2013;
    Public Scholar: Crossing the Streams of Community and University

    Julie Hatcher, 3/1/2013;
    The Civic-Minded Professional Scale: Developing and Evaluating a Quantitative Measure to Advance Research and Practice

    Tamara Leech and De'Amon Harges, 10/23/2013;
    Assessment-Based Service Learning Placements: A Tool to Move Students' Orientations Away from Charity

Upcoming Roundtables

  • Art History as Public Practice

    Date: Friday, February 3rd, 2017
    Time: Noon - 1:15 pm
    Location: Hine Hall 234D

    Presenter: Laura Holzman

    About: There is a growing movement to define and expand how art history can operate as a publicly oriented, community-engaged practice. Curatorial work is a logical mode of engaged art history because of the already-public nature of exhibitions. But must that be where engaged art history ends?  This session will be anchored in a discussion of We Are City and ArtX Fit, two engaged art history projects that Laura Holzman has undertaken since 2013. We Are City was a loose collaborative of local professionals dedicated to expanding discussions around urbanism in Indianapolis. Laura’s work with the group involved developing nontraditional projects informed by scholarship well as curating an exhibition about the new ways of understanding Indianapolis that grew out of the group’s activities. ArtX Fit was a public program that Laura developed in partnership with a graduate student and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  It combined art history, art making, and physical activity to train participants to use the museum as a site for social action. In addition to discussing the structure, process, and outcomes of these collaborative projects, this talk will reflect on the opportunities, challenges, and future directions of engaged art history.

    Laura Holzman is an assistant professor of art history and museum studies at IUPUI, where she is also appointed as Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art. Her research examines contemporary visual culture and place-based identity in the United States.

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