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Engagement Scholarship Consortium International Conference

2021: Creating Connections and Expanding Possibilities

Main conference: September 13-15, 2021

Pennsylvania State University

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Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop

Intensive professional development program

Outreach and Engagement Practitioners Network

Community of practice that offers a workshop

Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship

Institution for advancing university-community collaboration


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Posted May 17, 2021

Call for Proposals: IARSLCE 2021 Virtual Gathering (Submission deadline: June 25, 2021)

Posted Apr 8, 2021

Call for Proposals: 2021 National Humanities Conference (Deadline: April 19, 2021)

Posted Mar 8, 2021

Call for Nominations: 2021 ESC Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Awards (Deadline: March 26, 2021)

Posted Feb 24, 2021

Call for Proposals: ESC 2021 Conference (Deadline extended: March 26, 2021)

Posted Aug 26, 2020

Call for Proposals: Outreach and Engagement Practitioners Network Virtual Meeting (Deadline: August 31, 2020; Meeting: October 19, 2020)

Posted Aug 20, 2020

CUMU Forum: Where do we go from here? A virtual discussion on anti-racism efforts. (Recording of an August 13, 2020 moderated discussion)

Posted Aug 18, 2020

Call for Applications: ARIS Center Fellowship Program (Application deadline: September 30, 2020) (Info sessions: Aug 20 and 31)

Posted Aug 17, 2020

Call for Participation: A Collective Creative Engagement hosted by Imagining America (Extended submission deadline: September 4, 2020)

Award-Winning Engagement

  • University of Louisville logo

    Anne Braden Institute – Kentucky LGBTQ Heritage

    The University of Louisville's Institute for Social Justice Research partnered with the Fairness Campaign, an LGBTQ-equality organization, to produce the nation's first statewide report on LGBTQ history. Read more

  • Cornell University Logo

    Interdisciplinary Farmworker Research and Collaboration Initiatives

    Agriculture is New York State's primary economic activity, and the industry relies on tens of thousands of immigrant farmworkers. Read more

  • Colorado State University logo

    Campus Connections Youth Mentoring Program

    In 2009, Colorado State University (CSU) launched the Campus Connections Youth Mentoring Program to help mentor disadvantaged youth and build leadership skills for CSU students. Read more

  • Purdue University logo

    Purdue University's Joint Transportation Research Program

    Purdue University's Joint Transportation Research Program facilitates collaboration between the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), higher education institutions, and industry to implement... Read more

  • Virginia Tech University

    The Virginia Tech Water Study Research Team: Flint Michigan Water Crisis

    For nearly a decade, Virginia Tech faculty, students, and community partners worked together to analyze drinking water to ensure it meets safety standards. Read more

  • Ball State University

    Schools Within the Context of Community (SCC)

    Ball State University's Schools within the Context of Community (SCC) program takes a unique approach to teacher education to help prepare culturally responsive and community-engaged teachers. Read more

  • University of Florida

    Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities (HGHC)

    The University of Florida’s Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities (HGHC) worked to address human health effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Gulf Coast communities throughout Alabama and Florida. Read more

  • Oklahoma State University logo

    Solutions-based Health Innovations and Nutrition Excellence (SHINE)

    SHINE is a collaboration between Oklahoma State University and partners throughout Indian Country that studies nutrition and public health issues identified by Chickasaw citizens, combining cultural, historical, and programming knowledge with scientific expertise. Read more

  • University of New Hampshire Logo

    Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC)

    The University of New Hampshire's PIRC develops innovative and trauma-informed responses to sexual and relationship violence and stalking through scholarship that engages community partners. Read more

  • Purdue University logo

    Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)

    EPICS is a curricular approach to engagement that involves Purdue University undergraduates in the development, design, delivery, and support of technology-based solutions to meet community needs. Read more

  • East Carolina University Logo

    Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health (MATCH)

    A collaboration between East Carolina University and its regional community, the MATCH-Wellness partnership was created to address American childhood obesity rates that have tripled over the last decade. Read more

  • Portland State University Logo

    Let Knowledge Serve: Portland State University and the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

    Portland State University (PSU) and the City of Portland''s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) are committed to a partnership that engages faculty and students from a variety of disciplines in education, research, and service. Read more

  • Pennsylvania State University Logo

    The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State

    The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness fosters research and outreach efforts to promote the health and wellbeing of military families. Read more

  • San Jose State University Logo

    CommUniverCity San José is a partnership that engages local residents with faculty, students and city staff in learning projects that accomplish neighborhood-defined goals. Read more

  • Texas Tech University Logo

    East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood is a community-based collaboration designed to improve the educational opportunities for children in East Lubbock. Read more

  • University of Minnesota Logo

    Hennepin-University Partnership represents a 10-year-old strategic alignment between the University of Minnesota and Hennepin County. This alignment focuses on addressing... Read more

  • University of New Hampshire Logo

    New Hampshire Lakes Lay Monitoring Program (NH LLMP) is a volunteer water quality monitoring program that has been used as a model to create and improve similar programs in 35 states and 12 countries. Read more

  • Oregon State University Logo

    Oregon Open Campus (OOC): Making the Connection serves as a convener of community partners who address educational needs unique to individual Oregon communities. Read more

  • Virginia Commonwealth University Logo

    Working Together to Transform Lives through Pharmacist Collaborative Care and Outreach in the Community (PCOC) initiatives focus on underserved populations, including the uninsured, older adults, homeless individuals, and those living in rural areas. Read more

  • Purdue University Logo

    Purdue Kenya Program's (PKP) mission is to build sustainable access to high quality care for nearly 3.5 million people in the AMPATH catchment area while fostering development of globally engaged students. This partnership includes Kenyan patients and pharmacists as well as AMPATH and Purdue University. Read more

  • University of Texas at El Paso logoNuestra Casa ("Our House") is an interactive advocacy, communication and social mobilization tool, sharing stories of challenge and hope from people living with tuberculosis (TB), a major global health threat that takes a particular toll on impoverished communities. Read more

  • Pennsylvania State University Logo

    The Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program engages students and faculty across Penn State in the rigorous research, design, field-testing, and launch of technology-based social enterprises. Read more

  • University of Idaho logoMcCall Outdoor School (MOSS) embodies the University of Idaho's (UI) land-grant mission of "teaching, research, outreach, and engagement in a collaborative environment." Read more

  • Ohio State University logoThe Young Scholars Program (YSP) enhances the academic, personal, and career development skills of students from low-income families to prepare them for college success. Read more

  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and North Carolina State University 

    The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) focuses on field research, CEFS' work expanded into community engagement. Read more

  • Colorado State University logo

    University Crowdsourcing, Climate Change and Student Science: The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) engages over 15,000 volunteers nationwide who help measure and map precipitation. Read more

  • Miami University (OH) logo

    Over-the-Rhine Residency Program engages Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati's oldest and poorest neighborhood, predominantly of color, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the site of racial unrest just eleven years ago. Read more

  • Montana State University logo

    From Bozeman to Khwisero: Engineers Without Borders

    The Montana State University Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a student-initiated and largely student-managed partnership between Montana State University students and faculty; the Bozeman, MT community; and the people of Khwisero District of Western Province, Kenya. Read more

  • Univeristy of Tennessee, Knoxville logo

    Ready for the World is part of a long-range plan at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) to transform the campus culture and prepare students for the 21st century. Read more

  • Michigan State University logo

    Working Together to Improve the Lives of People Affected by Epilepsy in Zambia

    Epilepsy is a neurologic disorder resulting in recurrent, unprovoked siezures. The biomedical burden can be substantial, but for many Read more

  • Pennsylvania State University Logo

    Regenerative Design in Stressed Communities

    For three years, landscape architecture Professor Ken Tamminga of Penn State University has made stressed Pittsburgh neighborhoods the platform for the Pittsburgh Studio, a fourth/fifth-year design studio. Read more

  • East Carolina University logo

    Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center meets the urgent needs of a community with significant poverty, crime, and health disparities, East Carolina University works in partnership with the City, Pitt Community College, and community organizations to administer the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center (IGCC) programs. • Read more

  • Oregon State University Logo

    Solutions-based Health Innovations and Nutrition Excellence (SHINE) is a collaboration between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and partners throughout Indian Country. Read more

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