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 Connectors: Dan Thomas
Throughout his career, Dan Thomas has had the opportunity to engage the community in many facets. Most recently, as the program director of the Bell National Resource Center, he has provided oversight for the center's Scholars Lounge and mentoring program in partnership with Columbus Preparatory School for Boys. The programs are designed to provide professional development and enhance leadership and literacy skills while promoting positive ethnic identity and cultural values.
Scripted tours through a giant inflatable colon: An innovative and effective educational tool in urban communities
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men and women in the US and mortality rates are increasing among young adults. Although CRC is largely preventable with screening and often curable when detected at an early stage, many age-appropriate individuals remain unscreened or are not currently up-to-date with screening. We aimed to examine the impact of providing guided, scripted tours through an inflatable colon on three domains: CRC knowledge, likelihood of communicating about CRC with others, and the intention to be screened for CRC in a diverse, urban population.
Virtual kick-off for the Engaged Practitioners Network
On November 6, the Office of Outreach and Engagement hosted the virtual kick-off meeting of the Engaged Practitioners Network. The goal of the network is to create a community of practice for staff in outreach and engagement spaces, through amplifying collaborations, sharing best practices and increasing professional development opportunities.
Public health faculty, staff create COVID-19 surveillance tool for schools
A kindergartner develops a sore throat, so he visits the school nurse. A teacher and two students at the middle school next door call in sick with fevers. Across town, a second grader at another elementary school in the district goes home after a bad cough sets in. All this information is entered into a system called the COVID-19 Analytics and Targeted Surveillance System (CATS), monitored by staff throughout the school district and the local public health department for signs of coronavirus outbreaks.