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Section One: Faculty for the Engaged Campus National Initiative

Vol. 16 No. 1

Building Capacity for Community-Engaged Scholarship: Evaluation of the Faculty Development Component of the Faculty for the Engaged Campus Initiative

March 13, 2012


This article reports the findings of an evaluation of the faculty development component of the Faculty for the Engaged Campus initiative. For this component, the Community-Engaged Scholarship Faculty Development Charrette was attended by 20 university teams from across the United States, and six teams subsequently received 2 years of funding and technical assistance. This project was intended to stimulate campus-wide, innovative, competency-based faculty development programs for community-engaged faculty. The findings suggest that external funding, ongoing support beyond a one-time charrette, and a set of standard curricular tools can help institutions implement community-engaged scholarship faculty development programs on their campuses.