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Visiting Scholar Barbara A. Holland on Community Engagement

Internationally-known scholar, Barbara A. Holland, spent several days on campus last week discussing community engagement with UT faculty, administrators, and community partners.

“Community engagement is the nexus of knowledge sharing and co-creation of knowledge between the academic world and other worlds,” said Holland, referring to external entities including government, business, industry, small business, nonprofit, schools or neighborhood organizations.   Holland is an internationally recognized expert in organizational change in higher education with specialized interests in the institutionalization and assessment of community engagement, and was also on the national review panel that assigned UT’s Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

“We’re in a time of great change in higher education and academic cultural values are changing along with it,” said Holland.

Continue reading at engagement.utk.edu.