Community Engaged Scholarship
Engaged scholarship seeks to discover new knowledge through activities that collaboratively generate, exchange or apply academic and community knowledge and practices through reciprocal partnerships among members of the University and members of the broader public. Engaged Scholarship include community engaged teaching and research.
The Office of Engagement and Community Affairs collaborates across the institution to produce and amplify unique resources, programming, and initiatives that support community engaged scholarship projects and the professional development and advancement of engaged scholars at Pitt and within our broader communities.
- Resources for Community-based Collaborating Scholars: To support community-based collaborating scholars’ active participation in the research planning and implementation enterprise, Pitt offers access privileges for several research-related resources.
- Engaged Scholarship Educational Modules: Educational resources for learning the principles and approach of community engaged scholarship.
- Community Engaged Scholarship Project Development Cohort: Over four facilitated sessions, a cohort of project teams work together to refine and advance their engaged scholarship project plans to ensure logistic feasibility, community relevance, scholarly rigor, and social impact.
- Community Engaged Scholarship Forum: Pitt’s annual, university-wide conference that elevates and celebrates the breadth and depth of community engaged scholarship happening in Pittsburgh.
- Community Partner Research Ethics Training (CPRET) and Certification: Available to community partners who are actively involved in research with human subjects to learn about conducting research that is ethical and safe.
- Partnerships of Distinction Awards: Recognition of award-winning community-university partnerships that exemplify the principles of engaged scholarship, including mutuality and reciprocity, scholarly merit, and significant community impact.