Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

International Journal of Communication

ISSN

1932–8036

Volume

10

Abstract

The scholarship of application, introduced by Boyer (1990) and later called the scholarship of engagement (Boyer, 1996), redirected academics’ scholarship from insular disciplinary concerns to mutually beneficial community-based research and teaching collaborations with those outside the academy. Today, engaged scholarship is woven into academic disciplines across the humanities, physical sciences, and social sciences; indeed, a Google Scholar search of that concept yielded 1,450,000 citations (and 2,440,000 citations for “engaged research”). The communication discipline is no exception; it, too, has stressed the importance of “engaged communication scholarship” (e.g., Anderson, 2014; Barge, Jones et al., 2008; Barge, Simpson, & Shockley-Zalabak, 2008; Cheney, 2008; Cheney, Wilhelmsson, & Zorn, 2002; Dempsey & Barge, 2014; Dempsey et al., 2011; Eschenfelder, 2011; Gunn & Lucaites, 2010; Manning & Houston, 2015; McConnell, 2012; Milan, 2010a; Simpson & Shockley-Zalabak, 2005).

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