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
Community engaged learning: Blueprint Columbus and senior capstones
Communities experiencing population, climatic and other major changes are frequently seeking to build green infrastructure to improve the functioning of basic municipal services while also improving the quality of the local environment. Blueprint Columbus is an innovative way of eliminating sanitary sewer overflows while also investing in neighborhoods and the local economy. A partnership with Ohio State through multiple capstone courses has helped the program improve outreach and engagement in Columbus Neighborhoods.
Engaged Scholars: Mary Rodriguez
New American and low-income communities face unique and difficult challenges. Through community engaged scholarship, Assistant Professor of Community Leadership Mary Rodriguez focuses on supporting communities in change processes at the individual, household, and community levels. She says strong, resilient communities are made up of the individuals and their assets, the relationships and bonds between one another, and the organizations and external players that support them.
Community Connectors: Jason Cervenec
Jason Cervenec, education and outreach director, wears a few different hats at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, all of which involving engaging with communities. He shares the centers cutting edge science with the general public, helps decision makers understand climate change and its impacts, and educates youth and families about the geosciences and polar regions.
Black Impact 100: A Community Effort to Heal a Community
Dr. Josephs experiences led to his research focus on the health of special populationsspecifically African American men, who have the shortest life expectancy of any racial gender group. At Ohio State and across Columbus, hes connected with others who share his goals and in the summer of 2020 launched a research study called Black Impact 100.
Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program: Tressie McMillan Cottom
Tressie McMillan Cottom is an award-winning author, researcher, educator, and cultural critic whose work has been recognized nationally and internationally for the urgency and depth of her incisive critical analysis of technology, higher education, class, race, and gender.