Jason Reece to serve as vice provost for urban research and community engagement
We are pleased to announce that Jason Reece will serve as vice provost for urban research and community engagement, effective January 1. In his new role, Jason will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to create a strategic vision for academic partnership with Ohio States local communities. He will contribute to our strategic focus area in external engagement, which seeks to forge strong, mutually beneficial connections with external communities. He will serve as a key advisor to academic leaders by using an asset-based approach to address major challenges facing local communities.Learn More
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Applications are open for the annual OSEP awards
In collaboration with Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP), the Office of Academic Affairs has opened a call for grant proposals that align with the universitys sustainability goals; advance diversity, equity and inclusion goals; or provide research opportunities to students who have had limited exposure to undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities. Submissions are due Feb. 10, 2023. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply. Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.Learn more and apply
Next meeting of the Engaged Practitioners Network: Dec. 2
The Engaged Practitioners Network is a space for those Ohio State staff who are working in community outreach and engagement. Our goal is to continue to grow the community of practice for staff. We hope to amplify collaborations, share best practices and increase professional development opportunities.Learn more and register
Applications open for Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program
Applications are being accepted for the 2023-24 class of the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program. The Schweitzer Fellows Program supports and trains health-focused graduate and professional students in creating and carrying out service projects to address unmet community needs. Fellows partner with an existing community agency in the Columbus or Athens area and have both an academic and a community-based mentor. Applications are due Jan. 23.Learn more and apply
A Moment of Opportunity
In her latest Academic Voices post, Executive Vice President and Provost Melissa Gilliam says The concurrence of President Johnsons bold vision for Ohio State, new academic leaders, and increased activity on our campuses affords us a special moment of opportunity where we can work together to accelerate our academic mission and impact. To take advantage of this momentum, we will work to set out a transformational academic vision for Ohio State by creating and operationalizing an academic plan for the first time in nearly two decades.
The Center on Education and Training for Employment is Transforming the Workforce of the Future
The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) serves as a translational research center within The Ohio State Universitys College of Education and Human Ecology, solving societal problems with evidence-based interventions to policy development that results in the widespread use of proven practices. With 55+ years in workforce development, the center innovates to meet the needs of an evolving society through work in assessment; equity, engagement, and evaluation; curriculum and training; corrections career technical education, DACUM (an acronym for Developing a Curriculum); family engagement; professional learning for educators; and online learning.
Community Connectors: Charlene Brenner
You might say that community engagement is at the heart of everything that I do with STEAM. Every component of my work is centered on relationship and community building, both internally and externally to the university. My community-engaged work spans the gamut, from developing community outreach programs that share the work of Ohio State faculty, staff, and students with the larger Columbus community to sustained and deeper efforts working collaboratively with community partners in developing jointly designed initiatives that address mutually defined needs, interests, and goals marked by integrated community-centered research efforts that center community needs within the research. At STEAM, we are also working to develop community engaged scholarship models that create, support, and sustain integrated community-centered, community-focused scholarship and education within our Ohio State efforts.