Rewarding Community-Engaged Scholarship: A State University System Approach

  • Jon Saltmarsh University of Massachusetts Boston
  • John Wooding University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Keywords: engaged scholarship, faculty reward


The need for new and revised structures to reward new forms of scholarship is being examined nationally and globally. It is also being examined on campuses that make up the University of Massachusetts system, all which are classified by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement. This paper reports on the collective exploration by the five campuses of the University of Massachusetts to understand whether the existing academic policies sufficiently and appropriately rewarding community engagement and publically engaged scholarship enact the core mission of the University of Massachusetts to effectively generate knowledge, address social issues, and fulfill its academic and civic purposes.