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Exploring Dimensions of Community-Engaged Scholarship

A one-day interdisciplinary workshop addressing community engagement in the academy.

May 05, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 03:30 PM

ARC Ballroom B

“I want my research to have impacts that extend beyond academia...”
“I want my organization to collaborate with folks at my local university or college...”
“I want my students to learn from and contribute to the community around us...”

Ever find yourself having thoughts like these? If so, please join us for a one-day workshop on community engaged scholarship and learning.

Our free and open to the community one-day workshop will convene an interdisciplinary group from various colleges and universities, as well as community partners, to engage in critical dialogue about community engagement in research and learning. It will introduce examples of public scholarship and community engaged learning (“service learning”), as well as the benefits and potential drawbacks of such endeavors. Workshop participants will exchange experiences, and/or develop foundational knowledge in developing community engaged research and community engaged learning partnerships.

8:30 Coffee & Registration
8:45 Welcome & Introductions
9:15 Session I - Getting to the Root: Reimagining the expert will explore what it means to be an expert, what our ideas are about what they do, and how to do it mindfully and respectfully. A panel will share how their concepts of expertise have evolved in the context of working with community. We will end the session with an open discussion of how we engage with community as experts.
10:45 Session II - Wading In: Contemplating community engaged research and public scholarship will explore how faculty and graduate students can incorporate community-engaged projects into their research agendas. It will discuss strategies for beginning a public scholarship project, examples of what such projects might entail, and programs on campus that can provide resources to support such projects.
12:15 Lunch (provided for those who RSVP by April 20th: http://bit.do/CESWorkshop2017)
1:15 Session III - Weaving It In: Community engaged learning across disciplines will explore the incorporation of community engagement into the classroom, and will address how to evaluate the efficacy of these types of projects.
3:00 Closing reflections & evaluations

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by April 20th: http://bit.do/CESWorkshop2017All are welcome, but space is limited and will be based on RSVP date.


Sponsored by ISS, DHI, Center for Regional Change, Professors for the Future (Grad Studies), Environmental Health Sciences Center.