Registration Open for Community-Engaged Scholarship Partnership’s Pre-Conference Workshop

Posted:June 6, 2014


Monday October 6th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel. Registration is free.

Co-sponsored by the Canadian Community-Engaged Scholarship Partnership, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health & CES4Health

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. This engagement often takes the form of mutually beneficial partnerships that produce and apply knowledge. For the faculty involved, this means applying their expertise to real-world problems and collaborating with peers in other sectors who also bring their knowledge and wisdom to the table — a practice known as community-engaged scholarship (CES). For most universities, however, the incentives and supports needed for faculty to engage in this way are not in place across the campus. In particular, the system in place at most universities for faculty career advancement (promotion, tenure and faculty development) has not kept pace with changing faculty roles.

The goal of this workshop is to connect scholars, professional staff, academic administrators and community partners with knowledge, tools, resources and relationships that can help them to advance community-engaged scholarship in their work and in their institutions by both leveraging existing systems and working toward transformational change. We encourage the participation of institutional teams as well as individuals attending on their own.

  • Participants will learn about strategies and resources for:
  • Communicating about community-engaged scholarship in ways that resonate with key stakeholder groups and engenders their support
  • Documenting community-engaged scholarship and making a compelling case for it in the promotion and tenure process
  • Revising promotion and tenure policies and practices to recognize and reward community-engaged scholarship
  • Publishing and disseminating “conventional” scholarly products (e.g., journal manuscripts) and innovative products (e.g., videos, digital stories, policy reports)
  • Supporting the development of community-engaged scholars through formal and informal mechanisms (e.g., courses, communities of practice, mentoring programs)
  • Creating a campus culture that fosters community engagement and community-engaged scholarship, including strategic practices and institutional structures

Learn more on the pre-conference website or contact [email protected]

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.*