Roads Scholar Engagement Tour

The Roads Scholar Engagement Tour is for new OSU faculty members (hired within the past three years) and/or faculty who want to expand their knowledge of local engagement possibilities to gain an understanding of Oregon State’s land grant mission and opportunities for community engagement.

There are still a few spots available on the bus.

This year's tour will take place Sept. 15-16 and includes stops in Woodburn, Wilsonville, Hood River (overnight) and Turner.

Download the full itinerary

A tour orientation for participants will be held on Sept. 10 from 12-2pm in Hallie Ford 115. Lunch will be provided.

Register online

Limited to 40 participants. Priority given to faculty members who have been with the university for three years or less.

Contact Jeff Sherman with any questions.

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.”

Past tours


  • 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