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Call for Proposals: 2016 Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference

2016 ESC Conference

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) is the largest organization in the world that promotes community-university engaged scholarship.

This year’s ESC Conference will be held at the University of Nebraska in Omaha on October 11th and 12th. The meeting will explore “Visioning the Future of Engaged Scholarship” across disciplines, communities, and geography. Proposals are sought for presentations and posters that will inform or advance the research and practice of engaged scholarship and university-community partnerships through means of research findings, innovative program design and partnership models, proven community/institutional impacts, effective curriculum or service-learning models, collaborative policy development and integration, or successful civic engagement practices.

Presenters should indicate ways in which their proposal relates back to the conference theme and which of the following six functional tracks is the best fit: 1) Engaged Research, 2) Engaged Teaching and Service Learning, 3) Community Outreach and development, 4) Global International, 5) Institutional Policies and Practices, or 6) Civic Engagement.

The deadline for conference proposal submissions is March 15, 2016.

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UT Registration Discount and
ESC Conference Scholarships

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a member institution of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, and all Knoxville-area UT attendees are eligible for a $100 ESC conference registration discount.

In addition, full scholarships to the conference (registration, travel, and accommodation costs) may be available from UT’s Academic Outreach and Engagement Council, subject to prior request and review. Preference will be given to applicants who have a proposed presentation accepted by the conference organizers. For more information on conference scholarships, please contact Paula Williams at