Keynote Plenary 12:15-1:45 PM

Faculty as Change Agents: Inhabiting the Intersections of Equity, Full Participation, and Publicly Engaged Scholarship (PES) 

Festival Ballroom A

Facilitator: Tim Eatman, Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) and Associate Professor of Urban Education in the College of Arts & Sciences, Rutgers University.

In the context of swift and significant changes in academe, the principles and practices of equity, full participation, and publicly engaged scholarship (PES) are gaining increasing attention. An affirmative value, full participation enables all people - regardless of identity, background, or position in an institution - to flourish and succeed. Evidence is mounting that faculty who pursue PES, which is grounded in a framework of full participation, to find a deep sense of agency when the institutions in which they are located take strategic steps to align faculty rewards with engaged scholarship across the faculty roles. In this keynote address, Dr. Timothy Eatman will share perspectives as former faculty co-director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life about the nexus of issues of diversity, access and inclusion, and publicly engaged scholarship. This talk will pivot on full participation as a framework for developing community engagement initiatives that are integrated with strategies for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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