Exemplars of Engaged Scholarship

Evaluation of a Photovoice Pilot Project for School Safety in South Africa

Evaluation of a Photovoice Pilot Proje...

This field report summarizes a process of evaluation of a Photovoice pilot project, targeting school safety in a public high school in an economically…

VisualV: A participatory method for engaging adolescents in research and knowledge transfer

VisualV: A participatory method for en...

This paper describes the use of the Visual Voices, an arts-based participatory research method. Visual Voices involves systematic creative writing, dr…

Community health needs assessment: A platform for promoting community-university partnerships and research to improve community health and wellbeing

Community health needs assessment: A p...

Community health needs assessment (CHNA) is a form of community-engaged health research in which universities, local governments, and their communitie…

‘You learn from going through the process’: The perceptions of South African school leaders about action research

‘You learn from going through the pr...

This article presents the qualitative assessment of an action research project that aimed to develop the capacity of school leaders in South Africa, w…

Developing a community-based research network for interdisciplinary science: The Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network

Developing a community-based research ...

This resource describes the Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network (AERN), a program that equips entrepreneurs from rural low-income areas with reso…

The engaged university: International perspectives on civic engagement

The engaged university: International ...

This book is a detailed account of a global movement of higher education institutions to increase their civic engagement and social responsibility. Ba…

Engaged institutions enriching communities and strengthening families website

Engaged institutions enriching communi...

This website was created for leaders and participants of a cluster of university-community partnership projects at four state universities: the Univer…

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) with indigenous communities: Producing respectful and reciprocal research

Community-based participatory research...

In this paper the authors present a CBPR approach they have used when conducting health research with Anishinabe communities in northern Ontario. Usin…

A funding initiative for community-based participatory research: Lessons from the Harvard Catalyst Seed Grants

A funding initiative for community-bas...

In 2008 Harvard University was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The Harvard CTSA…

Resilience, conviviality, and the engaged studio

Resilience, conviviality, and the enga...

This article reports on the case of the Pittsburgh Studio, an initiative that matches students and resident stakeholders in researching local issues a…

‘We are the ones asking the questions’: The experiences of young mental health service users conducting research into stigma

‘We are the ones asking the question...

This paper describes a qualitative study of the experiences of young mental health service users who engaged in a Participatory Action Research (PAR)…

Narratives and activity theory as reflective tools in action research

Narratives and activity theory as refl...

Narratives and activity theory are useful as socially constructed data collection tools that allow a researcher to access the social, cultural and his…

Sustainability and climate adaptation: Using Google Earth to engage stakeholders

Sustainability and climate adaptation:...

This paper presents an action research project that developed and tested a participatory mapping methodology using Google Earth. The aim of the method…

Participatory video: toward a method, advocacy and voice (MAV) framework

Participatory video: toward a method, ...

This article presents a new conceptual framework of participatory visual media as method, advocacy and voice (MAV) by exploring an action research stu…

University-industry collaboration in IS research: An investigation of successful collaboration models

University-industry collaboration in I...

This paper presents the findings from an initial phase of a long-term research program to investigate successful modes of university-industry collabor…

Nonprofit and university strategic partnerships to strengthen the sector

Nonprofit and university strategic par...

This article presents a pilot program in which undergraduate students, faculty, and nonprofits conducted a joint research study to address management…

Urban youths go 3000 miles: Engaging and supporting young residents to conduct neighborhood asset mapping

Urban youths go 3000 miles: Engaging a...

In 2009 the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at Yale University (CARE) implemented a multisectoral chronic disease prevention initiative…

Sustaining community-university collaborations: The Durham University model

Sustaining community-university collab...

This article describes how a group of people worked to change the surrounding region’s perception of Durham University (United Kingdom) from an elitis…

Reflection on 10 years of community-engaged scholarship in the faculty of land and food systems at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver

Reflection on 10 years of community-en...

This paper explores a transition in which faculty members in Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver moved from communit…

Putting the research boot on the policymakers’ foot: Can participatory approaches change the relationship between policymakers and evaluation

Putting the research boot on the polic...

This paper presents a case study of a self-evaluation by local government politicians. The authors then discuss the lessons learned about the characte…

rom structural inequities to speaking out: Youth participatory action research in college access collaborations

rom structural inequities to speaking ...

This article describes how a youth participatory action research project (YPAR) supported an ongoing university-community partnership between a univer…

Application and modification of the integrative model for environmental health

Application and modification of the in...

The Integrative Model for Environmental Health (IMEH) has guided research, literature reviews, and practice initiatives since 2002. This article prese…

Can values be measured? Significant contributions from a small civil society organization through action research

Can values be measured? Significant co...

This paper describes an action research study conducted by researchers and a civil society organization (CSO) to investigate the relevance and usabili…

Public administration scholarship and the politics of coproducing academic-practitioner research

Public administration scholarship and ...

This article considers the politics of cooperative knowledge production between practitioners and academics in the field of public administration. In…

Public sociology: research, action, and change.

Public sociology: research, action, an...

This book explores the many ways in which sociology brings about social change, written by authors who work on the forefront of the public sociology m…

Collaborative university-community research teams

Collaborative university-community res...

This essay profiles Loyola University’s Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL), which organizes and sponsors collaborative university-community…

ngaged scholarship: Action design research for new software product development

ngaged scholarship: Action design rese...

Action Design Research (ADR) has been termed a new research method for generating prescriptive design knowledge through building and evaluating ensemb…

Promoting healthy public policy through community-based participatory research: Ten case studies

Promoting healthy public policy throug...

10 case studies of diverse community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships around the United States that have in common a commitment to fos…

The engaged scholar magazine

The engaged scholar magazine

The Engaged Scholar Magazine focuses on collaborative partnerships between Michigan State University and its external constituents—partnerships forged…

History at work: a public history project

History at work: a public history proj...

Michelle McClellan, historian at the University of Michigan, received an Arts of Citizenship engaged scholarship grant for developing and teaching a p…

Research as curriculum: Engaging undergraduates and community residents in immigrant health research partnerships

Research as curriculum: Engaging under...

This paper reports on a project that used a research-as-curriculum model to engage undergraduate students and community members in collaborative commu…

Community-based participatory research with Mexican migrants in a new rural destination: A good fit?

Community-based participatory research...

In this article, the authors reflect on their CBPR project, Salud y Comunidad: Latinos en Montana, which partnered with Mexican migrants in a new rura…

A dialogue and reflection on photohistory: Engaging indigenous communities in research through visual analysis

A dialogue and reflection on photohist...

This paper describes the application of a methodology termed “photohistory” in a study examining visual depictions of cultural and environmental chang…

‘To fill in the missing piece of the Middletown puzzle’: lessons from re-studying Middletown

‘To fill in the missing piece of the...

This paper revisits The Other Side of Middletown, a collaborative ethnography written by a group of faculty, students, and African Americans living in…

rom controlled trial to community adoption: The multisite translational community trial

rom controlled trial to community adop...

A standardized research methodology for translating findings from controlled trials into community application is needed. This paper introduces the mu…

Building community participatory research coalitions from the ground up: The Philadelphia Area Research Community Coalition

Building community participatory resea...

The Philadelphia Area Research Community Coalition (PARCC) was formed in 2005 by the University of Pennsylvania – Cheyney University of Pennsylvania E…

Community-based participatory research with Native American communities: The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Community-based participatory research...

This article provides an overview of the use of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with Native American communities and discusses the trans…

onstructing interorganizational collaboration: The action researcher as a boundary subject

onstructing interorganizational collab...

This article aims to explore critically the role of an action research team in the social construction of inter-organizational collaboration aimed at…

Participatory action research: moving beyond the mental health ‘service user’ identity

Participatory action research: moving ...

This paper discusses the process of a participatory action research study that was facilitated by a mental health nurse and involved six people who us…

Combining photovoice and focus groups: Engaging Latina teens in community assessment

Combining photovoice and focus groups:...

This article presents a study that combined photovoice (a CBPR methodology) with focus groups to engage Latina teens and their parents in identifying…

Gateways: International journal of community research and engagement

Gateways: International journal of com...

This special edition frames emerging responses to the challenges of social responsiveness at the University of Cape Town. The articles include univers…

Let’s start at the very beginning: the impact of program origins and negotiated community-university partnerships on Canadian radical humanities programs

Let’s start at the very beginning: t...

This article examines the community-university partnerships and the planning process of three Canadian Radical Humanities programs: programs that offe…

The origins and overview of the W. K. Kellogg Community Health Scholars Program

The origins and overview of the W. K. ...

This paper describes the history, components and evaluations of the W. K. Kellogg Community Health Scholars Program (CHSP). From 1998 to 2007, CHSP tr…

Participatory action learning and action research for self-sustaining community development: Engaging Pacific Islanders in Southeast Queensland

Participatory action learning and acti...

This paper describes a university-community initiative aimed at improving educational opportunities within a Samoan community in Southeast Queensland,…

Development of Project Wings Home Visits, a mental health intervention for Latino families using community-based participatory research

Development of Project Wings Home Visi...

This article details the steps undertaken to develop Project Wings Home Visits, a collaborative school-based, community-linked mental health promotion…

Supporting community safety through university-community partnerships: Exploring models of engagement

Supporting community safety through un...

This paper highlights four six-year long projects to explore various models of university-community engagement supporting violence prevention and comm…

Accountable to whom? A critical science counter-story about a city that stopped caring for its young

Accountable to whom? A critical scienc...

This article sketches a participatory action research project, Polling for Justice (PFJ), which was designed by youth and adults in New York City to e…

Sometimes there are no notes: An auto ethnographic essay of a collaboration at the engagement interface

Sometimes there are no notes: An auto ...

This autoethnographic essay represents the authors’ critical reflection on their experiences partnering with Liz Lerman and Dance Exchange (a dance co…

Seeing ‘With my Own Eyes’: Strengthening interactions between researchers and schools

Seeing ‘With my Own Eyes’: Strengt...

This paper describes a participatory action research (PAR) project initiated by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), as part of their Wellcom…

Working together: A methodological case study of ‘Engaged Scholarship’

Working together: A methodological cas...

This paper explores the University of Queensland’s Boilerhouse Community Engagement Centre (UQ Boilerhouse) as a case study for engaged scholarship in…

Survivor voices: Co-learning, re-connection, and healing through community action research and engagement (CARE)

Survivor voices: Co-learning, re-conne...

This paper examines the community-campus partnership between the Trauma Healing Project (THP) and the University of Oregon Psychology and Counseling S…

Evidence-based practice and teacher action-research: a reflection on the nature and direction of ‘change’

Evidence-based practice and teacher ac...

This study looked at the impact of a scholarship initiative supporting classroom teachers to undertake action-research projects on a topic of their ow…

Studying and addressing urban immigrant restaurant worker health and safety in San Francisco’s Chinatown District: A CBPR case study

Studying and addressing urban immigran...

This paper highlights eight ways in which CBPR has been shown to add value to work with urban underserved communities. Challenges of using CBPR, parti…

Videovoice: Community assessment in post-Katrina New Orleans

Videovoice: Community assessment in po...

Videovoice is a health advocacy, promotion, and research method through which people use video cameras as a tool to research issues, communicate knowl…

Served or unserved? A site suitability analysis of social services in Atlanta, Georgia using geographic information systems

Served or unserved? A site suitability...

In this study, investigators utilize a Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) research framework with multiple community partners to understand accessibilit…

oward community research and coalitional literacy practices for educational justice

oward community research and coalition...

In this article, the authors examine emerging directions in their participatory research that point toward coalitional literacy practices as a means o…

Crossing the divide: Building bridges between public administration practitioners and scholars

Crossing the divide: Building bridges ...

This article explores the challenges of improving the connection between public administration (PA) scholarship and practice in three areas: engaged s…

Participatory organizational research: Examining voice in the co-production of knowledge

Participatory organizational research:...

This paper proposes the term participatory organizational research (POR) to describe participatory methods in management research. The authors argue t…

We did it together: a participatory action research study on poverty and disability

We did it together: a participatory ac...

This article describes a participatory action research project on poverty and disability, and presents the perspectives of both non-disabled and devel…

Community – academic partnerships: Lessons learned from replicating a salon-based health education and promotion program

Community – academic partnerships: L...

This article examines a partnership between the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH), two community-based organizations (CBOs), three univer…

Our community in focus: The use of photovoice for youth-driven substance abuse assessment and health promotion

Our community in focus: The use of pho...

Photovoice, a CBPR methodology, is one way to effectively engage youth in the assessment of substance abuse and prevention initiatives. This paper des…

Community-based participatory evaluation: The Healthy Start approach

Community-based participatory evaluati...

This paper presents a community-based participatory evaluation (CBPE) conducted by the Healthy Start project of the Augusta Partnership for Children,…

Cellphone diaries: Mobile technology and self-authored digital videos in asset mapping

Cellphone diaries: Mobile technology a...

This paper describes the Cellphone Diaries project, which engaged African-American residents of historic South Park East Raleigh, North Carolina in th…

Working together to improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy in Zambia

Working together to improve the lives ...

This paper describes the Chikankata Epilepsy Care Team, a collaborative project between Michigan State University and the rural Zambian community of C…

Action-learning collaboratives as a platform for community-based participatory research to advance obesity prevention

Action-learning collaboratives as a pl...

One model for implementing and monitoring CBPR is Action Learning Collaboratives (ALCs)—short term, team-based learning processes that are grounded in…

Healthy transitions: A community-based participatory research approach with Burundians with refugee status

Healthy transitions: A community-based...

This paper describes a CBPR project conducted by the University of Tennessee’s Healthy Transitions program, which partners the university with a local…

Engineering and social justice in the university and beyond

Engineering and social justice in the ...

This book describes the work of international scholars aiming to integrate engineering with social justice, focusing on the role of scholars in teachi…

Application of a CBPR framework to inform a multi-level tobacco cessation intervention in public housing neighborhoods

Application of a CBPR framework to inf...

This paper describes the application of a CBPR framework to inform a culturally situated, ecological based, multi-level tobacco cessation intervention…

Communities of practice and participatory action research: the formation of a synergy for the development of museum programmes for early childhood

Communities of practice and participat...

The paper presents a case study of a community of educational practice formed by the synergy between a natural history museum and a university departm…

Translating the complexities of flood risk science using KEEPER—a knowledge exchange exploratory tool for professionals in emergency response

Translating the complexities of flood ...

Within flood risk management (FRM) decision-making, there is a growing interest in participatory approaches to engage and integrate stakeholder expert…