This guide, created by the Community of Practice for Teaching Engaged Scholarship, provides educators and students a curated list of resources to promote and support engaged scholarship experiences of students at Penn State campuses. This guide defines engaged scholarship as any research a group of students is doing with and for a community to make a sustainable impact on the ground and to enhance their learning experiences at Penn State.
Users of this guide will be able to:
Disclaimer: this guide is a starting point and one source of inspiration for teaching engaged scholarship and not the only resource. Readers are encouraged to seek out additional resources and people from their college/department.
Step 1: Initiate connections with a community organization and Penn State faculty and staff who might be interested in collaborating on an engaged scholarship project in your course. See the list of partners to the left.
Step 2: Design an engaged scholarship project that is right for the course. The following questions can be considered:
See the resources section to design the specifics of your project.
Step 3: Plan the dissemination of the results in the community, Penn State, and beyond. See the dissemination section to the left.
Step 4: Seek academic and administrative support opportunities for your project. See the support section to the left.