New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE ) announced the selection of assistant professor K.C. Nat Turner, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, as one of six finalists for the 2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. The award recognizes a faculty member who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. It is designated as an award for early career faculty who are pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career--within the first six years--at campuses with long-term contracts.
Ernest Lynton framed faculty scholarly activity as inclusive, collaborative, and problem-oriented work in which academics share knowledge-generating tasks with the public and involve community partners and students as participants in public problem solving.
The recipient of the Award will be announced in late July or early August 2013, and the Award will be presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), “Transforming and Sustaining Communities through Partnerships,” which will be held from October 26-29, 2013, at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
The New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) is committed to collaborative change processes in higher education to address social justice in a diverse democracy. As a center for inquiry, research, and policy, NERCHE supports administrators, faculty, and staff across the region in becoming more effective practitioners and leaders as they navigate the complexities of institutional innovation and change.