Public Scholarship and Engagement (PSE) is a university-wide unit under the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. Our mission is to recognize and reward research, teaching, and learning that engages the public and has a broader impact. UC Davis research, teaching, and learning that serves society and makes a positive difference in the world

We strive to execute our mission through the following strategic actions:

  • Coordinating communication that promotes the value of public scholarship, shares existing resources, and enables relationship building.
  • Facilitating collaborative activities across colleges and schools, and in local and regional communities and beyond.
  • Encouraging, incentivizing, and rewarding public scholarship through grants, awards, training, and acknowledgment in merit and promotion.
  • Measuring and assessing the impact of publicly-engaged research and learning in communities, public policy, and the improvement of learning outcomes through evidence-based approaches.


Lauren Kidd
Assistant Vice Chancellor for School and Unit Programs
[email protected]
530-754-2023 (Phone)