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#58 The 3 types of scholarship requested in the application

This week we tackle Step 2 of the Scholarship Questions: Label Your Inventory.

The 4 scholarship questions request examples of 3 different kinds of scholarship:

  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

  • Community-engaged scholarship

  • Broader Impacts of Research

Let's distinguish these 3 types of scholarship:

Community-engaged scholarship is designing and conducting research in a way that fits the Carnegie's key CE criteria:

  • Collaboration between your campus and a local, regional, national, and/or global partner

  • Mutually beneficial to the campus and the community members/partners

  • Exchanged knowledge and resources

  • Reciprocal

The scholarship of teaching and learning can be called "meta." It includes research about the practice of CE itself and how to best embody Carnegie's CE criteria and is shared in a way that will advance the SLCE field.

It explores questions like:

  • How do we do CE in higher education?

  • What can we learn about how we do CE in higher education?

Broader Impacts of Research refers to research that may not have direct benefits to the public or directly involve the public, but communities could eventually benefit indirectly from the research results.

  • Doesn't require a community partner or community input

  • Connected to National Science Foundation grants

NSF applications have a section asking for the Broader Impacts of Research. According to the NSF:

"The NSF Grant Proposal Guide uses a series of questions to illustrate the Broader Impacts criterion: “How well does the activity advance discovery and understanding while promoting teaching, training, and learning? How well does the proposed activity broaden the participation of underrepresented groups (e.g., gender, ethnicity, disability, geographic, etc.)? To what extent will it enhance the infrastructure for research and education, such as facilities, instrumentation, networks, and partnerships? Will the results be disseminated broadly to enhance scientific and technological understanding? What may be the benefits of the proposed activity to society? “

FAQ: Can a scholarship example fit into more than one category?

Answer: You bet!

Join us next week as we sort your examples into the categories that will show them off the best.

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