Welcome to the Faculty Resources page! The purpose of this dynamic page is to share useful and timely community-engaged teaching and research related resources with faculty. Please click the tabs below to view a variety of resources. If you have any questions, feedback and/or suggestions for additional resources, please contact Bemmy Maharramli, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives.
Click here for a resource document for instructors utilizing the UCLA Community-Engaged Course Framework designation (XP suffix). UCLA’s approach to community-engaged teaching and learning draws heavily on the Carnegie Foundation’s definition of community engagement as: “…teaching, learning, and scholarship that engages faculty, students, and community in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration. Their interactions address community identified needs, deepen students’ civic and academic learning, enhance community well-being, and enrich the scholarship of the institution.”
Click here for a resource document that shares recommendations from UCLA’s community partners on how to create community-engaged courses. Relationships with Faculty and Students Community partners highlighted the central importance of building relationships with both faculty members and students. The most successful community-campus partnerships, defined by community partner satisfaction with the partnership experience, were those that had a positive relationship with the course faculty member and with the students.
Campus Compact Knowledge Hub: Community-Engaged Learning and Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
Campus Compact Syllabi Archive: Explore a variety of sample syllabi from a wide variety of community-engaged perspectives and topics.
Community Engagement UCSF Toolkit – Education: Understand service learning, developing community engagement curriculum, and much more.
- Community Engagement UCSF Toolkit – Research: Find out how to get started with community engagement work, develop partnerships, participate in patient advisory boards, and much more.
- UCSC: Toward equitable collaboration: Community partners strategic perspectives on community-engaged research
- M Engage Partnership Toolbox
- Public Impact Research: Engaged Universities Making a Difference, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, November 2019
- Tools and Resources for Evaluation and Collective-Reflection of Community Based Participatory (CBPR) and Community Engaged Research (CEnR) Projects
Tenure and Promotion Resources for Community-Engaged Scholars
Click here for CCE’s Tenure and Promotion report, Recognizing Community-Engaged Scholarship in Academic Personnel Review.
Click here for the June 2022 Academic Senate’s Executive Board’s Response to the Recognizing Community-Engaged Scholarship in Academic Personnel Review Report. This document is the UCLA Academic Senate’s Executive Board’s response to the CCE report and recommendations, including input from the Council on Academic Personnel, Graduate Council, Undergraduate Council, and the Faculty Welfare Committee.
Click here for a resource document for publicly engaged scholars on tenure and promotion review processes. We share some Resources to Navigate Tenure & Promotion as a Publicly Engaged Scholar (note: this is a non-exhaustive list, please share with us any recommendations to add, as we are consistently updating this webpage).
Click here for a list of T&P-related and encompassing reports from disciplinary associations. Please let us know if you have any additional recommendations, this is a non-exhaustive list and we are dynamically adding to it.
Click here for Guidelines for Evaluating Publicly Engaged Humanities Scholarship in Language and Literature Programs.
Click here for a document on Public Impact Research.
Click here for a Purdue guide on Documenting, Evaluating and Recognizing Engaged Scholarship.
Click here to access the Social Science Division Guidelines for Evaluating Community-Engaged Scholarship, adopted May 2, 2023.
Other UC Campuses and their community-engaged scholarship:
Building Community Partnerships
In 2019 UCLA’s Center for Community Engagement designed a research project to understand the quality and impact of UCLA’s community-campus partnerships. The goal of the study was to foster more community-engaged courses that benefit our community partners and the communities they serve as much as the courses benefit our students. Below we share brief insights that came out of this research endeavor:
- Qualities of a Successful Partnership: Insights from UCLA’s Community Partners
- Developing Future Community-Campus Partnerships: Insights from UCLA’s Community Partners
- What Motivates Community Partners to Participate in Community-Campus Partnerships?
- Impacts of Community-Campus Partnerships: Insights from UCLA’s Community Partners
- Improving Community-Campus Partnerships: Assessing the Needs, Qualities, and Impacts of UCLA’s Partnerships from the Community Partner Perspective
- Community Voices: A California Campus Compact Study on Partnerships Final Report, California Campus Compact, 2007 http://cacampuscompact.org/pdf/CACC_CommunityVoices_FinalReport.pdf
- CCREC Seed Grant Research Brief
- Community Engagement UCSF Toolkit – Resources: Search 50+ resources to help you with community engagement work.
- “Come Correct or Don’t Come at all”: Building More Equitable Relationships Between Archival Studies Scholars and Community Archives.
Community Engagement Publishing Opportunities
Special Issue “New Trends in Community-Engaged Research: Co-Producing Knowledge for Justice”
There is an exciting resurgence in critical public scholarship: a push for universities to reach beyond their academic audiences and build stronger partnerships with community-based organizations and others to address pressing social issues (Burawoy 2006, Hartmann 2017). A particularly rich vein of engaged scholarship is the involvement of students and community partners as equal knowledge producers. The special issue brings together university scholars, community-based practitioners and researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students to highlight new trends in community-based research. The articles center community-engaged work on justice-related issues such as: immigrant rights, housing, labor, education, and schools – magnifying the multiple assets and collective power that diverse scholars and community-based practitioners bring to collective approaches, particularly in growing urban spaces. The special issue will be split into two sections: articles about the *process* of conducting community-engaged scholarship – it’s theory, methods, epistemology, ethics; and articles drawing *from* community engaged research projects.
A Partial List of Publication Outlets
- Collaborations: A Journal of Community-based Research and Practice
- Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
- Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education
- Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
- Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
- Public: A Journal of Imagining America
- Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research
- Citizenship Teaching & Learning
- Community Development Journal
- Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health
- International Journal of Prevention Practice and Research
- International Journal for Service-Learning in Engineering
- International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
- International Journal of Research on Service-Learning in Teacher Education
- Journal of Community Practice
- Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education
- Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship
- Journal of Experiential Education
- Metropolitan Universities Journal
- Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
- Community-Campus Partnerships for Health: Partnership Matters
- Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
- PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement
- Public: A Journal of Imagining America
- Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning and Community Literacy
- Undergraduate Journal of Service-Learning and Community-Based Research
See also: Campus Compact’s list of Publishing Outlets
Note: this list is not exhaustive and many field or discipline specific journals encourage engagement related approaches or integration.
Community Engagement National and International Networks
- Association of American College & Universities Global Citizenship for Campus, Community and Careers: works to advance integrative global learning through embedded community-based settings of all types, local and international. This work is intended to align multiple areas of campus programming, both academic and cocurricular, to realize more wholly integrated campus initiatives that prepare students for life, work, and citizenship.
- American Democracy Project: Network of 296 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy
- Campus Compact: National coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. We build democracy through civic education and community development
- TRUCEN: Part of Campus Compact, a network that works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities.
- Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities: Longest-running and largest organization committed to serving and connecting the world’s urban and metropolitan universities and their partners. CUMU focuses on strengthening institutions that are developing new responses to the pressing educational, economic, and social issues of the day.
- EPIC-Network (Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities: nonprofit association with members all over the world – our organization and our members unite communities with the untapped potential of universities to exponentially improve conditions for human flourishing.
- Humane Metrics Initiative: initiative that creates and supports values-enacted frameworks for understanding and evaluating all aspects of the scholarly life well-lived and for promoting the nurturing of these values in scholarly practice
- Imagining America: Consortium (IA) brings together scholars, artists, designers, humanists, and organizers to imagine, study, and enact a more just and liberatory ‘America’ and world. Working across institutional, disciplinary, and community divides, IA strengthens and promotes public scholarship, cultural organizing, and campus change that inspires collective imagination, knowledge-making, and civic action on pressing public issues.
- International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement: international community dedicated to service-learning and community engagement research
- Place-based Justice Network: The Place-Based Justice Network (PBJN) is a learning community committed to transforming higher education and our communities by deconstructing systems of oppression through place-based community engagement.
- Talloires Network of Engaged Universities: growing global coalition of university presidents, vice-chancellors and rectors in 78 countries who have publicly committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of their institutions. It is the largest international network focused particularly on university civic engagement.
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