Northeastern University: Center of Community Services

Publicly Engaged Scholar-in-Residence

The Service-Learning Advisory Board (S-LAB) from Northeastern University invites you to attend our first two day Publicly Engaged Scholar-in-Residence event featuring internationally acclaimed scholar Dr. Timothy K. Eatman. The event will take place from January 31st to February 1st 2019, and will be hosted at Northeastern University Boston (main) Campus.

The event will consist of a two day discussion series engaging various stakeholder groups in a variety of formats, and will conclude with a summary presentation highlighting both insights and patterns observed as well as how these are situated within the broader landscape of engaged work in higher education internationally.

Registration is now open!

Registration is required and tickets will be available until the event is full. All are invited to participate at no cost. Please view the Schedule of Events and associated session descriptions below. Register here!

Meet Dr. Timothy K. Eatman

Dr. Timothy K. Eatman is an educational sociologist and publicly engaged scholar who serves as the inaugural Dean of the Honors Living Learning Community (HLLC) and as an Associate Professor in the department of Urban Education at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. For over a decade, he served as the Director of Research and Faculty Co-Director, respectively, at Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Dr. Eatman is a widely sought-after speaker, workshop facilitator, and collaborator who has earned local, national, and international recognition for his leadership in advancing understandings about the multi-faceted impact of publicly engaged scholarship.

Schedule of Events

View full session descriptions here. 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

  • 10:30am-12:00pm Workshop: Unlocking Unconscious Biases (SOLD OUT)
  • 12:15-1:15pm Consulting Workshop: Service-Learning & Community-Engaged Research
  • 1:30-2:00pm Quick Bite: Topic TBD
  • 2:15-3:15pm Round Table: Creating a Research Community

Friday, February 1, 2019

  • 9:30-10:30am Round Table: Listening to the Community
  • 10:45-12:15pm Workshop: Research Methods
  • 1:00-1:30pm Quick Bite: Topic TBD
  • 1:45-3:15pm Workshop: Youth Volunteering – Tricks of the Trade
  • 4:30-6:00pm Keynote & Reception

Framing Questions

The Service-Learning Advisory Board at Northeastern wants to explore what it means to be at a university and be in a community while working for positive engagement. We want to generate new conversations and connections around some key questions, such as:

  • How can we bring together campus stakeholders (administrators, community partners, students, faculty, employers) for the purpose of mapping, understanding, and enhancing ethical  synergistic community engagement opportunities?
  • How can we best identify potential around common and joined initiatives (internally and externally) to better understand the ecosystem at Northeastern around publicly engaged work and scholarship?
  • How can we as members of the Northeastern and Boston communities strategically move forward as an ethical and engaged community of practice?
  • How can we efficiently partner with each other across campus and the community to “design strategic initiatives that build sustainable human communities through diverse networks, life-long learners and agile research?” (Northeastern Academic Plan 2025)