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Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

Ernest Lynton AwardSponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE), Merrimack College’s Graduate Higher Education Program, and the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), the annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a full-time faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts, and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. The Lynton Award emphasizes community-engaged scholarly work across faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member’s expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders, and reflects the mission of the institution. This year’s award will be presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, “Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities,” which will be held from October 23-25, 2016 in Washington, DC.