Engaged scholarship links practical academic learning and research opportunities with expressed community needs and interests.

Engaged scholarship allows participants to:
  1. Test the validity of facts and theories and study concrete instances of phenomena presented in course readings, lectures, and discussions
  2. Learn from people in the local community who have experience outside of Lafayette faculty expertise
  3. Analyze ways in which concepts and skills learned in a traditional academic setting might be applied to questions in the community
  4. Work collaboratively with those not part of the campus community to design and implement projects that benefit a larger community
  5. Pursue scholarly projects in their field of interest
  6. Develop their skills as responsible, active, and well-informed citizens

Experiential learning in action