This guide is designed to assist faculty, administrators, university leaders, staff, students, and community members with research, resources, models of community engaged teaching and scholarship as well as strategies for advancing community engaged work at the post-secondary level. It is interdisciplinary in that it integrates research and resources from a wide variety of academic areas but maintains focus on faculty roles of teaching, research, and service. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Monica Kowal for assistance.
Community engaged scholarship refers to faculty scholarly work (teaching, research, and service) that involves the faculty member in a reciprocal partnership with the community, including any individuals or organizations outside the academy, for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
Engaged scholarship asks universities to reframe their purpose and mission to one where engagement with community affords the application of knowledge of the University to evolving economic, social, and community needs, particularly those of the local and state communities in which the university is situated.