IUPUI has a national and international reputation for community engagement. That can come in lots of different forms including community-engaged research, scholarship, teaching and service. The evidence or products that result from these activities include articles, exhibitions, films, presentations and more. In the interest of capturing these products, IUPUI has launched a new Community Engaged Products Repository in ScholarWorks.
“We know that community engaged teaching, research and service can result in products that do not fit into the traditional categories of academia,” said Silvia Garcia, director of research and assessment in the Office of Community Engagement. “This new repository provides an opportunity for faculty to share the results of their work for others to learn from them. We’re excited about the opportunities this will provide the community engagement field at IUPUI and elsewhere.”
The repository can include products that result from:
- Scholarship on engagement – products that address topics related to field building and institutionalization of community engagement and use rigorous methods of scholarly inquiry.
- Scholarship as engagement or community-engaged scholarship – products that result from research and creative activities, teaching and service, undertaken by faculty members, students and staff in collaboration with community members.
All products should embody the characteristics of both community engagement (reciprocal partnerships, knowledge exchange and public purpose) and scholarship (demonstrates current knowledge of the field or discipline, invites peer collaboration and review, is open to critique, is presented in a form that others can build on, and involves inquiry).
To determine if a product is appropriate to include in this repository, faculty, staff and students are asked to complete this brief survey: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b740ZIzNp0Dkvcy.