The 2010 Conference will explore authenticity and sustainability as critical components of engaged scholarship. The important questions of what, where, who, how, and why will be the foci of the 2010 Conference reflected in five tracks: Program, Place, People, Process, and Philosophy. These invite a diversity of perspectives and experiences reflecting the academy’s authentic and sustained commitment to engaged discovery, learning, application, and integration.


Programs reflecting collaborative, reciprocal, and scholarly work, and building the capacities of all partners, are the defining characteristics of sustained engagement.


Active involvement in communities of place, purpose, and practice results in authentic partnerships that grow from academic and community attention to shared mission and vision.


Valuing and engaging diversity in people, expertise, and culture contribute to the sustainability and authenticity of our communities and campuses.


Authentic processes used to learn, teach, integrate, and investigate in and with communities contribute to sustainable collaborations and partnerships.


Successful scholarly outreach is built upon institutional philosophies and core values embedded in tenets of democracy, collaborative leadership, and mutual respect.