At his annual Leadership Breakfast on Tuesday, October 2, President Mark Schlissel announced the effort to boost faculty public engagement. He also announced the recipients of two new presidential awards recognizing public engagement and its impact.
Public engagement by faculty can be consultation, testimony or serving on advisory panels, writing op-ed pieces, appearing in the media or offering classes or talks directed beyond the university.
James Jackson, Daniel Katz Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Research Professor in the Research Center for Group Dynamics at ISR, was named one of the inaugural recipients of the President’s Award for National and State Leadership for his numerous academic leadership positions, local service commitments, and his work on the National Survey of Black Americans.
Arthur “Skip” Lupia, Hal R. Varian Professor of Political Science and Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies, was named one of the recipients of the President’s Award for Public Impact for his work to enhance public understanding of political information and scientific findings.
Read more about the awards in the University Record.