Engaged Scholarship

Encourage the integration of knowledge and research to address questions within and across disciplines and communities with local specificity and global implications.

Engaged scholarship supports our commitment to our core value of academic excellence. In his seminal work on this topic, Ernest Boyer (1990), identified four types of scholarship that can help USD reconsider scholarship in the 21st century: (1) discovery, (2) integration, (3) application (now often referred to as engagement), and (4) teaching and learning. Engaged or applied scholarship critically examines existing issues, whether locally or globally, in business or in government policy, and many other fields and often identifies solutions to pressing issues. Our vision for 2024 explicitly calls for us to confront humanity’s urgent challenges through the work and engaged scholarship of faculty and students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

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