The Vice President Research & Innovation, along with the Knowledge Mobilization Unit, will be hosting the second York Symposium on the Scholarship of Engagement in April 2015. The Symposium will both explore the scholarship of engagement and help to further strengthen York’s work in this area. The event will focus on the methodology of community engaged scholarship. We invite papers, short films and works of art that reflect on the following themes:
- Theory- Explorations of the theories of engaged scholarship
- Numerous theories have been developed with varying names such as Community-Based Research, Participatory-Action Research, etc. How are these theories interchangeable and what are the distinctions between them?
- In what ways do engaged scholarship theories adequately address the challenges of both the community and scholarship? Where is there work that remains to be done?
- In what ways do engaged scholarship theories adequately address the challenges of both the community and scholarship? Where is there work that remains to be
- What particular aspects of the evolution of engaged scholarship have created further innovations within these kinds of research methods?
- Process- Models and approaches used when conducting engaged scholarship
- What innovations presented in engaged scholarship theory inspire new models and approaches to doing this kind of research?
- In what ways do innovative models and approaches used in the process of engaged scholarship inform new theoretical perspectives?
- Is the process of engaged scholarship supported by the community and academia? Are there dissonances and if so, what are they and what are their effects?
- Outcomes- The impacts and developments of engaged scholarship
- In what ways does engaged scholarship have a knowledge mobilizing impact? Are there ways that it inhibits KMb?
- How are outcomes determined and assessed?
- What developments are possible in situations when impact level is low?
- Persisting Questions- The most puzzling questions that continue to provoke dialogue amongst community-engaged researchers
- What are the questions related to community engagement that you continue to grapple with?
Please send a title and abstract (350 words excluding bibliography) to firstname.lastname@example.org for a 15 minute presentation or panel discussion. Abstracts are due by midnight, January 5, 2015. Please include the names of all contributing authors, their affiliation, email address and a brief bio. All abstract submissions will undergo peer review and notification of acceptance letters will be emailed in late February, 2015.