Partnering and futuring for the child welfare system
Partnering and futuring are two key concepts leading to the development of a five-volume policy and practice compendium on the child welfare system by Ohio States College of Social Work and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA). Ramona Denby-Brinson, professor and associate dean of academic affairs, and Amanda Klein-Cox, senior research associate, are collaborating with Charlene Ingram from the CWLA on the project. The team published an article in Childrens Voice (Volume 29, #2) describing their plans and methods for the compendium, which will reflect state-of-the-art knowledge pertaining to child- and family-serving systems.Learn More
2021 University Outreach and Engagement Awards
Ohio State's University Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Congratulations to this year's recipients!
Recipients will be recognized on April 13 at the event OSU Engages: Celebrating Engaged Scholarship at Ohio State.2021 University Outreach and Engagement Awards
Registration is now open for ESC 2021
The 2021 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference will take place online, Sept. 13-15. Registration is now open. This years annual meeting will explore the theme of Creating Connections and Expanding Possibilities through an inclusive and engaging virtual conference. Ohio State faculty, staff and students qualify for ESC member pricing.Learn more and register
OSU Engages April Newsletter
Check out the OSU Engages April Newsletter, featuring the engaged scholarship of Ramona Denby-Brinson and Amanda Klein-Cox on the child welfare system, the Community Connector Q&A with Susan Colbert, and more!Read more
Engaged Scholarship Research/Creative Activities Grants Program for Faculty
Conducting scholarship that is mutually beneficial for the university scholar and for the community is a topic of great interest to members of the Engaged Scholarship Consortium (ESC). The ESC Scholarship Committee has been charged with the role of helping to facilitate this outcome for higher education faculty. In response to this need, a small grants program has been developed.
Faculty at ESC Member Institutions may apply for up to $5,000 to fund a one-year project.
Applications due: May 7, 2021Learn more and apply
Global One Health initiative awarded CDC grant to build capacity and strengthen public health systems in Ethiopia
The Ohio State University Global One Health initiative (GOHi) has been awarded $5.61 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and bolster Ethiopias public health system capacity for small- and large-scale disease outbreaks and emergencies.
Community Connectors: Susan Colbert
Community Connector Q&A: Susan Colbert As the community engagement and expansion program director for OSU Extension Franklin County, Susan Colbert and her team have collaborated with community, corporate, civic, collegiate and church partners, to help transform the Weinland Park neighborhood into a neighborhood of choice. Through this community engaged model, OSU Extension co-located staff in the neighborhood; offered community-driven, Extension-based programs, services and resources; and forged unique partnerships with individuals, families and community stakeholders and much more.
Mansfield Microfarms craft sustainable urban agriculture model
Recognizing the time and grit that go into nurturing sustainable agriculture has been essential to Curtis efforts to develop a network of urban microfarms in Mansfield, an initiative that places social justice and equity at the forefront of the project.
New collaboration provides eye exams for infants and toddlers
The EYE Can See project provides comprehensive eye exams and glasses to infants and toddlers living in low-income neighborhoods located throughout Columbus, Ohio. The collaboration between Ohio States College of Optometry and the universitys Early Head Start Partnership Program focuses on increasing the outreach of high-quality vision services to underserved children six months to 4 years old; an age group often overlooked for vision assessments.