The Community-Engaged Scholarship fund encourages and supports scholarly work that involves faculty and communities in co-creating knowledge and exchanging resources in the context of partnership and reciprocity to advance the public good.
Engaged scholarship is, therefore, explicitly democratic in nature; this approach to teaching, learning, and service recognizes multiple ways of knowing and encourages a wider range of deliberation about public issues inside and outside the academy.
The Community Engagement Faculty Advisory Group determines awards, which are administered through Community Engagement in cooperation with the college or school where the faculty awardee is located.
Historically, faculty grantees have shared the results of their work with campus peers at a Spring President's Engaged Scholarship Awards ceremony. In many cases, projects have led to faculty publications and presentations at professional conferences as well.
- Community women entrepreneurship training (PDF) , submitted by: Dr. Denise Williams, College of Management
- Urban Soil Assessment and Education Collaboration (PDF) , submitted by: Julie Maxson, Department of Natural Sciences, College of Science Community Partner: Urban Roots
- The Importance of Using Primary Sources in Kindergarten Curriculum: Infusing Hmong Language, Culture, and Community Resources into the Subjects of Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies (PDF) , Submitted by Nicholas Hartlep, Ph.D.
- Collaboration between Metro State students and East Side community members in researching the history of the Carnegie Library building at 1105 Greenbrier Street (PDF) , submitted by: Dr. Peter Rachleff, community faculty member, History Department, College of Liberal Arts
- Measuring the Civic Engagement of Young People (PDF) , Submitted by: Robert Shumer, Ph.D, Community Faculty, College of Individualized Studies
- The Recovery Narratives Project (PDF) , Submitted by: Therissa Libby, Ph.D., Human Services/Alcohol and Drug Counseling, College of Community Studies and Public Affairs