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
Outreach and Engagement Grant Opportunities
The Office of Outreach and Engagement will be providing grant funds through a competitive process to university faculty and staff to support program, performance, exhibition impact assessment, public policy review/development, professional development programs, and professional conference or workshop participation. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2021
Engaged Scholars: Ayaz Hyder
Ayaz Hyder's community-engaged scholarship focuses on developing strategies for community-centered modeling where models/methods/tools are co-created, personalized and made relevant to community needs, and generalizable and scalable to other communities. By bringing together those who develop the models/tools/methods (e.g., modelers and analysts) and those who use them (e.g., applied epidemiologists, health commissioners, healthcare system leaders) the solutions researched and engineered in his lab are scalable, practical, and responsive.
Community Connectors: Courtney Price
Courtney Price leads the K-12 and community outreach programs for the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center and the Center for Applied Plant Sciences at Ohio State. In this role she works with K-12 students and teachers, the public, and Ohio State researchers to promote science engagement. The goal of their outreach program is to showcase the important role plants play in our daily lives, support the inclusion of more plant science in K-12 curriculum, and to make science accessible and fun.
Community engaged land reuse study published in international edited volume
A study led by InFACT faculty affiliates MJ Van Maasakkers and Nancy Bowen-Ellzey, and partially funded by InFACT through an Ohio State Office of Outreach and Engagement Connect and Collaborate grant, has been published in the edited volume Civic Engagement, Community-Based Initiatives and Governance Capacity, An International Perspective (Routledge 2020). The chapter, Community-Based Initiatives in the Rust Belt: Collaborative Land Use Governance in a Shrinking City, chronicles the experience of rehabilitating a vacant lot in Lima, Ohio, through community partnerships.
OSU Engages: Celebrating Engaged Scholarship at Ohio State
Join us for a dialogue with engaged scholars as we honor our 2021 University Outreach and Engagement award recipients. The engaged scholars dialogue will feature Ramona Denby-Brinson, professor and associate dean of academic affairs, College of Social Work; Darryl Hood, associate professor, College of Public Health/Environmental Health Sciences; and Elisabeth Root, professor, College of Arts and Sciences/Geography and College of Public Health/Epidemiology.