In consultation with their portfolio advisors, fellows develop a course of study that advances four core learning objectives.
- To become familiar with conceptual vocabularies, research methodologies, and institutional initiatives related to public scholarship as a field of practice;
- To develop a flexible and situated understanding of public scholarship at different scales across academic, professional, and community settings;
- To engage creatively and critically with public and applied forms of scholarship in research, teaching, and/or community-engagement projects;
- To articulate and provide evidence of the significance of public and applied forms of scholarly practice for academic and/or professional audiences.
Seminars and microseminars provide fellows with a background in the historical, political, and intellectual foundations of public scholarship. Individual or collaborative practicum projects create a space for practical experiences with public engagement. The certificate’s degree portfolio ensures that graduates can articulate the significance of their accomplishments in intellectual and professional contexts, including their home departments.
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