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Engaged Practitioner in Residence

This residence program creates a campus presence for a community expert, generating opportunities for them to contribute to student, faculty, staff, and community-partnered activities. Each Engaged Practitioner in Residence (EPR) brings their own knowledge and expertise to this role, allowing for maximum innovation, creativity, and reach across the University.

The 2016-2017 year of the EPR Is focused on evaluation as a form of community engaged scholarship. This year’s EPR, Andrew Taylor, is a program evaluation practitioner with more than 20 years experience.  He has a particular interest in collaborative approaches to evaluation, and on the link between evaluation and community action. 

Ways to collaborate with Andrew include:

  • Course content support (guest lectures, demonstrations, workshops)
  • Consultation for those engaged in evaluation work on campus (particularly around practicing evaluation in a community engaged way).   
  • Opportunities to strengthen teamwork dynamics among research collaborators & partners through workshops
  • Ideas for engaging presentations, lectures and/or community events

Read more about Andrew and the activities conducted as part of his residence with CESI.


CESI's inaugural EPR for the 2015-16 pilot year was Georgia Simms, a professional dancer, educator, and entrepreneur. Georgia's efforts focused on the integration of artistic approaches into research, teaching, and knowledge mobilization.