Engaged Scholarship

Engaged Scholarship

Defining Community Engagement and Engaged Scholarship

As a land-grant institution, robust community engagement is essential to the work of the universitys faculty, staff and students. Ohio State is dedicated to extending teaching, learning, research and creative expression beyond our campuses by engaging in partnership with communities - elevating the quality of life for the people of Ohio and beyond. In the Office of Outreach and Engagement, community engagement is defined in alignment with the Carnegie Foundations definition.

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Engaged Scholarship Faculty Community of Practice

The Office of Outreach and Engagement has placed a greater emphasis on the scholarship of engagement over the past several years through its grants and awards programs. In an effort to further advance this work and raise its profile at the university, we are forming a Community of Practice (CoP) for Ohio State faculty. If your scholarship is in any way focused on connecting the "rich resources of the university to our most pressing social, civic and ethical problems," (from Boyer, 1996, The Scholarship of Engagement), we would invite you to participate in this CoP.

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Engaged Practitioners Network

The Engaged Practitioners Network is a space for Ohio State staff members who are working in community outreach and engagement. Our goal is to continue to grow the community of practice for staff. We hope to amplify collaborations, share best practices and increase professional development opportunities.

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Engaged Scholars Graduate Student Community of Practice

This group is tailored exclusively for graduate students immersed in engaged scholarship. This community of practice will provide a space for graduate students to share experiences, insights, and resources and to cultivate a supportive, cross-discipline network. In this collaborative environment, we aim to foster a sense of mutual learning and shared growth.

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Arts and Design Engagement Community of Practice

The Arts and Design Engagement Community of Practice provides a space for artists, designers and scholars across disciplines on and off campus to share experiences, resources and insights related to engaged scholarship. All experienced and emerging engaged scholars are welcome!

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Engaged Scholarship Journals

Interested in publishing your engaged scholarship? There are numerous journals from across the country and around the world focused on a variety of topics.

Learn more about the opportunities to publish your engaged scholarship.

Engaged Scholarship Library

The literature around engaged scholarship can assist you in discussing, developing, and/or evaluating engagement scholarship within your unit.

View some of the books and papers on engaged scholarship.