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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

Community Engaged Scholarship Roundtable

Frank Maurer

Associate VP(Research)

University of Calgary

community engaged scholarship
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


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.

strategic research plan

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

community engaged scholarship roundtable1
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
ces an example
CES – An example
  • Community Engaged Scholarship (CES) working group

Rewarding Community Engaged Scholarship:Towards the Transformation of University Policies and Practice

July 18, 2012


Dr. Billie thurston, Faculty of Medicine

Erin Kaipainen, director, centre for community-engaged learning

what is community engaged scholarship ces
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
partnership formation
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
  • 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
partnership goals
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
three ces national work groups
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
our questions
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