Participating faculty, tenure-track and tenured faculty are encouraged to apply for the 2021-22 Community of Practice (CoP) for Community Engaged Scholars.
Applications are due Friday, Nov. 5. More information and application instructions are on the Community Engagement website.
This CoP will prepare faculty to develop interdisciplinary teams including community members to engage in scholarship that is relevant, specific and supported by the populations of interest. In addition to promoting personal and professional growth in community engaged scholarship, this CoP includes conceptual and practical content to make community engaged scholarship more accessible. Topics may include personal and scholar identity; community engagement and promotion and tenure; decolonizing research and teaching; identifying and approaching potential partners; developing relationships; funding CES projects; dissemination with community partners in a variety of formats; and community engaged teaching.
Community engaged approaches generate scholarship that delivers:
- Direct, mutual benefits to community members and scholars
- Identifies and describes nuanced understandings of people’s lives that can be used to teach others about populations and phenomena
- Assesses strengths, assets and unmet needs so scholars can more readily share resources and knowledge that is targeted towards the needs of a population.
Faculty at all levels of experience in community engaged scholarship are welcome. The group will meet eight times for 90 minutes between February and April. Dates will be determined based on the schedules of group members. Sessions will be in-person or via Teams.
The Community Engaged Scholarship Community of Practice is an initiative facilitated through the collaboration of the Raynor chair, Center for the Advancement of the Humanities, Center for Teaching and Learning – Service Learning Program and the Office of Economic Engagement.
With questions, contact Dr. Kristin Haglund, professor in the College of Nursing and Raynor Chair.