#CESChat on June 10: Twitter Chat on CES in Canada

Posted:May 29, 2013

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Community-Engaged Scholarship in Canada

June 10th, 2013, 1 – 2pm EST

Update: The chat transcript is available as a resource. The original call to participate is below.

Join us on Monday, June 10th from 1 to 2 pm EST for a Twitter chat on community-engaged scholarship (CES) in Canada!

Twitter chats are a venue for people to discuss a topic of shared interest, by coming together at a specific time and using a specific hashtag – in this case, #CESChat.

Increasingly, universities are addressing the complex issues we face here in Canada and around the world by engaging with key stakeholders outside of the academy. Community-engaged scholarship addresses these through mutually beneficial community-campus partnerships that produce and apply knowledge. The #CESChat on June 10 will examine CES practices and contexts in Canada and situate it in the broader context of CES around the world.

We have timed the #CESchat to coincide with publication of the article, “Nothing about us, without us: How the new credo for community-engaged research is making a difference both in communities and at universities” in the June/July issue of University Affairs magazine.  The #CESChat will be co-facilitated by @CESpartnership and @UA_magazine.

The CES Partnership is comprised of eight Canadian universities and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health that have pledged to work together to change university culture, policies and practices in order to recognize and reward CES. The overarching goal of the partnership is to realize the potential of universities to improve the quality of life for all Canadians through CES.

University Affairs is Canada’s most authoritative source of information about and for Canada’s university community. The article by Joey Fitzpatrick examines some new trends in CES in Canada, including growing support for community-engaged research by university administrations and discussions over how to assign academic credit for this work.

Get involved:

To follow and participate in the chat, use the hashtag #CESChat. You must have a Twitter account to ask questions and make comments, but if you want to simply follow the conversation, you can do so by searching for the #CESChat hashtag within Twitter or using a service like tweetchat.com or twitterfall.com. Get started by typing #CESChat into the search box.  We encourage you to read the University Affairs article ahead of time.

Invite others and share widely:

Use the following social media messages to invite others and promote the chat within your networks:

  • Twitter: Read @UA_magazine article on #community-engaged scholarship http://bit.ly/11gL7KS & join #CESchat June 10 at 1-2 pm ET @CESPartnership
  • Facebook: Join University Affairs Magazine (@UA_Magazine) and the Community-Engaged Scholarship Partnership (@CESPartnership) for a twitter chat on Community Engaged Scholarship (#CESChat) in #Canada, June 10 from 1-2 pm ET. For more information see http://bit.ly/17bAz3X

Download this call to participate as a Word document

The challenge of tenure and promotion procedures should not be permitted to unduly limit the growth of the movement for community-university engagement in Canada. A dialogue for action on this issue should be launched and sustained until this obstacle is permanently removed.*