Announcing the Engaged Scholars Initiative

January 28, 2019

Campus Compact of the Midwest has announced the Engaged Scholars Initiative (ESI). The initiative will select and support a small cohort of engaged scholars and scholar-practitioners who can advance co-created knowledge, critically engaged pedagogies, institutional change, and collaborative action to address societal issues. Michigan State University, the University of Kansas, and the University of Minnesota are strategic partners for the initiative, providing critical leadership and in-kind and financial support.

Campus Compact is now seeking applications from scholars interested in participation. The initiative was also recently launched in the organization’s Eastern Region, with twelve scholars selected in late 2018. Curriculum has been developed by Campus Compact and the Swearer Center at Brown University.

“This initiative will build the next generation of leaders in community and civic engagement,” said Executive Director Emily Shields. “We encourage nominations from diverse backgrounds and institutions across Iowa.”

Cohort members will commit to an ongoing learning and leadership process from May 2019 to August 2020. This experience includes a combination of in-person and online meetings, mentoring, and scholarly work. Applicants can be faculty, staff or administrators. The initiative seeks to build a cohort of individuals of all identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and institutional types. Applications due March 4, 2019.

Learn more here. 

Campus Compact of the Midwest includes the Great Plains, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Learn more at