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Engaged Scholar’s Roundtable with Dr. Gen Shaker
January 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Faculty Work and the Public Good – Reframing Academic Professionalism to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century
Presenter: Dr. Genevieve Shaker, Assistant Professor, Philanthropic Studies
Date: Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Time: Noon – 1:15 p.m.
The Engaged Scholars’ Roundtable [ESR] showcases scholarly practice and innovation by IUPUI faculty and partners which honor the tenets of Ernest Boyer’s concept of “Scholarship of Engagement.” The roundtable series provides an avenue for interdisciplinary dialogue and reflection on key topics associated with community-engaged teaching, research and scholarship.
In this edition of the ESR, join in a discussion about faculty and the contributions that they make to society with Assistant Professor Genevieve Shaker (Philanthropic Studies), editor of Faculty Work and the Public Good: Philanthropy, Engagement, and Academic Professionalism (Teachers College Press, 2015). Usual assumptions about faculty work imply both an individual and a collective commitment to serving others that approximates a prominent definition of philanthropy as “voluntary action for the public good” (Payton, 1988). Can the alternate lens of philanthropy help reframe our and public understandings of the academic profession? The session will also feature book chapter authors Professor Emeritus Richard Turner (English and Philanthropic Studies) and Professor Dwight Burlingame (Glenn Family Chair in Philanthropy).