Amanda Furst Selected as Engaged Scholar
Amanda Furst, Director of Public Interest Programs at the Law School, has been selected as one of 12 Engaged Scholars for 2019-20 by the Midwest Region Campus Compacts.
The Engaged Scholars Initiative seeks to develop, support, and connect leaders who can advance co-created knowledge, critically engaged pedagogies, institutional change, and collaborative action to address societal issues. Scholars were selected from a highly competitive pool of nominated candidates from the Midwest Region. Scholars were nominated by college and university presidents and chief academic officers. The 2019-2020 scholars represent nine institutions from 12 states.
Selected scholars participate in an 18-month learning and leadership process which includes professional development, collaboration, and scholarship to help the individual participants and the cohort strengthen their scholarship, research, and impact. Scholars participate in in-person and online learning opportunities, including retreats, regular meetings, and the Midwest Region Campus Compact Conference, taking place in May 2019 in Minneapolis.
As an Engaged Scholar, Furst will develop and expand the Minnesota Advocacy & Community Engagement Program (MAP), now in early-stage development with Dr. Brian Hilliard with the University of Minnesota Medical School. The goal of MAP is to give students in professional programs a toolkit to advocate for the needs of the communities in which they will serve, using their status and privilege as professionals to support policies, laws, and practices that support community needs.