Roads Scholar Engagement Tour

2015 Road Scholar Engagement Tour

The Roads Scholar Engagement Tour is for recently hiried OSU faculty members and/or those who want to gain a better understanding of Oregon State’s land grant mission and opportunities for community engagement.

2015 tour dates set

This year's tour will be held Sept. 15-16 and will head to Newport/Tillamook.  A tour itinerary will be posted when the details have been finalized.

Register to participate in this year's Roads Scholar Engagement Tour

Up to date Itinerary:

Monday, September 14th

Pre-bus tour “Engagement” Workshop

  • Scott Reed – Welcome/ Open Discussion
  • Susana Rivera-Mills  – What is Engagement
  • Allison Davis-White Eyes – Diversity & Cultural Engagement

Tuesday, September 15th (Newport)

Depart Reser Stadium parking lot

  • Pat Corcoran - Coast Host, Coastal Hazards on the bus

Arrive at Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC)

Breakout Session #1:

Lunch at HMSC

  • Shelby Walker on Marine Study Initiative
  • Roger Rennekamp on Health & Nutrition

Breakout Session #2:

Round Table Discussion

  • Table Hosts: Shawn, Kaety, Bill & Pat

Check in at the Hallmark


  • Debrief with Community Members
  • Bonfire planned right outside Sunset Room

Wednesday September 16th (Tillamook)

Fun Run with Jeff Sherman 


Leave to Tillamook

Arrive at Tillamook

Lunch at the Tillamook Bay Community College

Tillamook Cheese Factory

Leave Tillamook

Arrive in Corvallis

Suggested reading

In preparation for the bus tour, it is recommended that participants read a selection of articles related to engagement. These articles can be found on our Resources for Faculty and Staff page.

Past participant testimonials

“The tour helped me better appreciate the university and also think about potential partnerships.”

“It was a great opportunity to meet other OSU faculty and staff and to find out how outreach and engagement contributes to their work.”

“I met some really interesting people and am looking forward to finding opportunities to collaborate in the future.”

“I enjoyed the opportunity to visit sites and organizations where Oregon State has an engaged research connection.”

Past tours


  • PCUN / CAPACES Leadership Institute (Woodburn)
  • Columbia Gorge Community College (Hood River)
  • Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (Hood River)
  • Willamette Valley Vineyards (Turner)


  • Tillamook Bay Community College
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center (Newport)


  • North Willamette Research and Extension Center (Aurora)
  • Oregon Food Bank (Portland)
  • Food Innovation Center (Portland)
  • WaterWise Demonstration Garden (Newberg)
  • PCUN Oregon's Farmworker Union (Woodburn)
  • Networking reception and dinner at the Oregon Garden

If you have have any questions, please contact Jeff Sherman.

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