Engaged Scholars' Roundtable

Scholarly practice and innovations

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.

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 publicly disseminated work, developing research, and scholarship to the awareness of local campus and community audiences
  • Nurture interdisciplinary and 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

Roundtable sessions are intended to be informal gatherings, often held over lunch and lasting 60–90 minutes. In most cases, sessions will consist of a short 20–30 minute presentation or demonstration followed by 20–25 minutes of open discussion and dialogue.


Laura Holzman, Art History and Museum Studies, "Art History as Public Practice," February 3, 2017.


Sylvia Bigatti, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, and Monica Medina, School of Education, "Translating in the Other Direction: How Community Needs Can Spark a Thriving Research Agenda," September 30, 2016.

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

Genevieve Shaker, Philanthropic Studies, "Faculty Work and the Public Good: Reframing Academic Professionalism to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century," January 21, 2016.


Estela Ene and Honnor Orlando, English, "Service-Learning-Based Partnerships for Intercultural Understanding," April 13, 2015.

Sue Hyatt, Anthropology, Virginia Majewski, Social Work, and Tom Marvin, English, "Infusing the Curriculum with Community Organizing Principles and Practices," April 2, 2015.

Pam Napier, Visual Communications, "Growing Near West: Engaging Communities by Designing Urban Gardens Together," November 20, 2015.


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

Thomas Nelson Laird, Education, "Do Faculty Use a Portion of Their Time Philanthropically?," January 30, 2014.

Kate Stanton, Kinesiology, "Making the Case for Service Learning and Engagement in Your Dossier: Strategies for Presenting the Impact of Your Work," November 19, 2014.


Julie Hatcher, Center for Service and Learning, "The Civic-Minded Professional Scale: Developing and Evaluating a Quantitative Measure to Advance Research and Practice," March 1, 2013.

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

Elee Wood, School of Liberal Arts, "Public Scholar: Crossing the Streams of Community and University," February 15, 2013.

Upcoming roundtables

There are no roundtables scheduled at this time, but please check back for updated information.