Community Engaged Scholarship: Critical junctures in research, practice, and policy

Community Engaged Scholarship: Critical junctures in research, practice, and policy

On November 4th and 5th, 2010, the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) co-sponsored and hosted Critical junctures in research, practice, and policy. This conference brought together national and international scholars to discuss emerging research on community-engaged scholarship and its implications for research, policy and practice. Community-engaged scholarship (CES) and community-academic partnerships have been gaining importance in higher education institutions. At this conference, leading scholars served to identify gaps in knowledge, define challenges and develop strategies for multi-disciplinary networks and partnerships. 

The conference was driven by four core objectives:

  • To provide a forum for communicating;
  • To create an opportunity for discussing the implications of this research;
  • To foster the development of research collaborations;
  • To generate greater awareness, understanding, and visibility of community engagement challenges and strategies.

The agenda featured Sherril Gelmon as the keynote speaker and four panel discussions organized around the themes:

  • The Development of Community Engaged Scholars
  • Structures and Policies that Support Community-Engaged Scholarship I
  • Structures and Policies that Support Community-Engaged Scholarship II
  • Strategies for Institutional Change

For more information, view the conference website or look at the conference presentations.

You can also read the full conference report: Critical Junctures in Research, Practice, and Policy​.

Author(s): 
Lisa Wenger, Linda Hawkins, Sarena D. Seifer
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