Connecting Courses, Curriculum, and Community, in Chicago


  • Euan Hague DePaul University



curriculum, Chicago, integrative practice


I am deeply honored to receive the 2019 Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award as I believe strongly in interconnecting the elements of an urban institution: students, faculty, and community members, and integrating these within the classroom, curriculum, disciplinary structures, and administrative best practices. What is more, I suggest that such an integrative approach should be fundamental to our scholarly practice, as teaching, research and community engagement inform and reinforce each other. Our institutions give us opportunities to draw upon considerable resources that can be used to aid disadvantaged communities and, as professionals in the academy, we are well-positioned to pursue pedagogy that can make a difference in our society. 

Author Biography

Euan Hague, DePaul University

Professor, Director of School of Public Service

DePaul University



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