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
Ohio Governors Expedited Pardon Project leads to nine pardons in first year
One year in, and despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Governors Expedited Pardon Project (OGEPP) has helped nine deserving clients receive a pardon in less than half the time of the traditional pardon process.
Engaged Scholars: Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan
The community-engaged scholarship of Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan explores novel strategies, interventions and partnerships to address health disparities among populations made vulnerable by systemic inequity. As health equity, when everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health possible, is their goal, it is absolutely critical to center the voices and lived experiences of the community, through meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships, in addressing barriers to their health and wellness. They are honored to do that through research, clinical care and advocacy, and to share the importance of community engagement with the next generation of leaders through teaching and mentoring.
Racial justice community engagement workshops
As part of the Office of Outreach and Engagement's commitment to racial justice, the office has prioritized providing trainings and resources to colleges, departments and units that engage our communities. Assistant Vice Provost Nicole Nieto facilitated 12 workshops during autumn semester on topics such as racial justice, social identity and dialogue. Outreach and Engagement is particularly interested in empowering Ohio State's faculty, staff and students to engage with diverse communities in meaningful ways.
Community Connectors: AJ Johnson
AJ Johnson serves as the coordinator for service and outreach within Student Activities, where she administers local service and civic engagement programming through the Office of Student life. Since joining the Student Activities team in the summer of 2017, she has been able to advise the OSU Votes cohort through both the 2018 midterm and 2020 presidential elections, support and organize multiple single days of service with the Pay It Forward cohort, co-advise three trips to Ghana with Buck-I-SERV and connect hundreds of students to local nonprofits across Columbus. Read Q&A AJ Johnson serves as the coordinator for service and outreach within Student Activities, where she administers local service and civic engagement programming through the Office of Student life. Since joining the Student Activities team in the summer of 2017, she has been able to advise the OSU Votes cohort through both the 2018 midterm and 2020 presidential elections, support and organize multiple single days of service with the Pay It Forward cohort, co-advise three trips to Ghana with Buck-I-SERV and connect hundreds of students to local nonprofits across Columbus.
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 year 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.