Friday, December 19, 2014

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Research University Engaged Scholarship Toolkit

The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities and to create resources and models for use across higher education. TRUCEN calls upon research university colleagues to embrace a bold vision for civic and community engagement and work to bring it about.

 

Introduction

Section A: About Engaged Scholarship

  1. What Is Engaged Scholarship?
  2. How Does Engaged Scholarship Compare with Traditional (Discovery) Scholarship?
  3. Why Do Engaged Scholarship?
  4. How to Do Engaged Scholarship Well
  5. How to do Community-Academic/University Partnerships Well
  6. Ethics in Community Engaged Research and Working with Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
  7. Development of Scholars and Practitioners of Community-Engaged Research
  8. Demonstrating Quality and Impacts of Engaged Scholarship
  9. Institutionalizing Engaged Scholarship
  10. Exemplars of Engaged Scholarship

Section B: Engaged Scholarship and Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT)

  1. Rationales for Giving Engaged Scholarship Standing in Research Universities in RPT Processes
  2. Policies for Encouraging and Assessing Engaged Scholarship in RPT Processes
  3. Evaluation Criteria for Assessing Engaged Scholarship in RPT Processes
  4. Demonstrating Quality and Impacts of Engaged Scholarship (in RPT Processes)
  5. Tenure and Promotion Portfolio Exemplars

Section C: Resources for Engaged Scholarship at Research Universities

  1. Original Essays on Engaged Scholarship Written for This Toolkit
  2. Journals That Focus on Engaged Scholarship
  3. Special Journal Issues Dedicated to Engaged Scholarship
  4. National and International Resources for Promoting and/or Carrying Out Community Engaged Research in a Research University Context
  5. Annotated Bibliographies

The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN)
Civic Engagement at Research Universities

The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities and to create resources and models for use across higher education. TRUCEN calls upon research university colleagues to embrace a bold vision for civic and community engagement and work to bring it about.

Read the TRUCEN Statement of Mission, Purpose and Goals here.

As secretariat for the network, Campus Compact serves as a convener and as a disseminator of information and resources.

Click here for TRUCEN reports, models, the Engaged Scholarship Toolkit, and and the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE).

Mobilizing Research Universities

In recent years, increasing numbers of colleges and universities have engaged in innovative efforts to engage their surrounding communities. Recognizing research universities’ potential to provide leadership in this effort, in the fall of 2005 Campus Compact and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University convened scholars from some of the many research universities that have undertaken ambitious community efforts to discuss how their institutions are promoting engagement on their campuses and in their communities.

In 2007, the group expanded, creating a research universities and civic engagement network, and convened for a second meeting at the University of California, Los Angeles, to further the conversation. The group not only shared their ideas; they decided to take action by taking on a more visible leadership role in the civic engagement movement.

In 2008, the group convened at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, to focus on civic and community-engaged scholarship. At the meeting, the group agreed to organize itself formally as TRUCEN and open its membership to all Carnegie Foundation-defined “very high research institutions” that share its goals. Meeting participants reviewed efforts to strengthen institutional rewards and incentives for engaged scholarship, to identify special challenges and opportunities presented by research universities, and to explore constructive steps to encourage engaged scholarship across research universities. The group also initiated design of a major online resource for advancing this work.

Ongoing TRUCEN meetings continue to explore ways to advance civic and community engagement among research universities and other institutions of higher education and to generate additional models and resources to support this effort.

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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.