Pursuing Engaged Scholarship in an Age of Austerity: A Postcard from Memphis

  • Katherine Lambert-Pennington University of Memphis
Keywords: Higher Education, Engaged Scholarship, Educational Funding


Growing numbers of presidents and senior administrators have come to understand the value of having a robust public scholarship agenda as part of their institutional vision. Yet, ever-shrinking resources can make engaged scholarship seem like a risky proposition for young faculty members. What does it take to get them to leave the high ground of traditional positivist research and wade in the muddy waters of engagement and advocacy? What is at stake when they do?