Provost’s Council for Engagement
The Provost’s Council for Engagement was established in December 2016 as a faculty-driven initiative to advance the practice and recognition of engaged scholarship as an integration of university missions of teaching, research and service.
Provost Rick Miranda and Vice President for Engagement Lou Swanson convened the council, made up of a dozen faculty members representing all eight colleges and Morgan Library, who were nominated by their respective deans.
The Council emerged as a recommendation from the university’s 2016 Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Designation from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. It was formed in direct response to campus and community feedback encouraging better support and recognition for faculty involvement in teaching and research collaborations with industry and communities.
- Work as campus ambassadors and college champions to identify, promote and grow engaged scholarship for the shared benefit of faculty, students and communities
- Advise university leadership on opportunities to better encourage, support and reward engaged scholarship
- Lead institutional and college-level initiatives for transformative and systemic impact
Council members are pursuing initiatives in the following areas:
For questions about the council, contact:
Office of Engagement
Martin Carcasson – Engagement is ‘essentially what I do’
Christine Fruhauf – Engagement bridges research, teaching and service to benefit students
Frank Garry – CSU can set ‘gold standard’ for engagement
Patty Rettig – Building bridges to honor Colorado’s water heritage
Bill Shuster – Students treated as peers, partners in engagement efforts
Wade Troxell – Engagement a differentiator for great universities