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Community Engaged Scholarship Roundtable

Community Engaged Scholarship Roundtable. Frank Maurer Associate VP(Research) University of Calgary. Community Engaged Scholarship. Are you engaged in teaching and research partnerships with people and organizations outside of the university? 

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Community Engaged Scholarship Roundtable

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  1. Community Engaged Scholarship Roundtable Frank Maurer Associate VP(Research) University of Calgary

  2. Community Engaged Scholarship • Are you engaged in teaching and research partnerships with people and organizations outside of the university?  • Getting results from the university/lab to the community • Bed to bedside/clinic • Knowledge translation • Policy creation • Typically: no/limited commercialization Impact on society

  3. The University of Calgary will be a global intellectual hub located in Canada’s most enterprising city. In this spirited, high-quality learning environment, students will thrive in programs made rich by research and hands-on experiences. By our 50th anniversary in 2016, we will be one of Canada’s top five research universities, fully engaging the communities we both serve and lead.

  4. Academic Plan

  5. http://www.ucalgary.ca/vpr/publications/ Strategic Research Plan Strategy - Use Current Societal Needs and our Capacity to Inform the Needs for new Discoveries, Innovations and Creative Endeavors to sharpen our Research Focus Goal - Support our Six Strategic Research Themes and provide return to Community Goal - Engage our communities

  6. Platforms

  7. Community Engaged Scholarship Roundtable • Purpose • Create a discussion forum for researchers engaged with our communities • Provide networking opportunity leading to increased interdisciplinary collaboration • Discuss challenges, opportunities, improvements

  8. CES – An example • Community Engaged Scholarship (CES) working group

  9. Rewarding Community Engaged Scholarship:Towards the Transformation of University Policies and Practice July 18, 2012 DR. GAYLE RUTHERFORD, FACULTY OF NURSING Dr. Billie thurston, Faculty of Medicine Erin Kaipainen, director, centre for community-engaged learning

  10. What is Community Engaged Scholarship (CES)? • Engaging with key stakeholders outside of the academy • Mutually beneficial community partnerships for research and/or teaching purposes • Apply collaborative expertise to real-world problems

  11. Partnership Formation • University of Calgary responded to a call for partners in July 2010 • Four faculties: Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine • National Partnership Governance Committee • Coordinating office with part-time staff located at the University of Guelph

  12. Partners • Memorial University of Newfoundland • University of Alberta • University of Calgary • University of Guelph • University of Regina, Faculty of Arts • University of Saskatchewan • University of Victoria • York University • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

  13. Partnership Goals • A learning community around institutional change strategies, policies and practices • University tenure and promotion policies and practices recognize and reward CES • Innovative mechanisms for developing community-engaged scholarship • Sustainable network of universities that support and advance CES

  14. Three CES National Work Groups • Institutional Assessment and Change (Billie Thurston) • revising and planning administration of self-assessment tool • Faculty Assessment (Gayle Rutherford) • compiling and refining key performance indicators • Scholar Development (Erin Kaipainen) • gathering and reviewing faculty development materials and resources • Research Ethics Board (Billie Thurston) (local initiative) • To identify and address challenges for timely approval of CES projects

  15. Our Questions • Success stories • Identifying barriers in CES • What policies and procedures within the University of Calgary are supporting/not supporting CES? • What are the areas that need to be addressed in facilitating faculty participation in CES? • Improvement ideas • Next steps • Please sign-up to participate in one of the four working groups

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