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    A Network Approach to Engagement A Network Approach to Engagement Document Transcript

    • Acknowledgements Office of the Vice-President Research Office of the Vice-Provost Teaching & Learning Special Advisor, Aboriginal Initiatives Task Force on Community-Based Research Task Force on Undergraduate Research University Learning Centre Contact Information Laura Zink (Interim Contact) Special Projects and Operations, Office of the Vice-President Research University of Saskatchewan 107 Administration Place, Saskatoon SK S7N 5A2 Telephone: 306-966-1778 Email: [email_address] A Network Approach to Engagement Tools for Knowledge Mobilization
      • The Concept – Community Engagement (CE) Hu b
      • A collaboration of 3 U of S units with responsibility for community engagement activities:
      • The Hub provides:
      • the first stop or storefront for all CE activities
      • increased visibility of CE activities
      • a coordinating structure to address opportunities and mitigate procedural barriers
      Enhancing Existing College-based CE Capacity – Network Approach Governance - Balanced U of S and Community voice
      • Background to KMb
      • Location: Community Engagement Hub, Office of the Vice-President Research
      • Mandate: To facilitate and support partnerships between the University and Community around research and learning by:
      • facilitating every community’s interest in partnering with the U of S
      • encouraging broad engagement of faculty
      • expanding student learning opportunities
      • leading in the scholarship and practice of community-engaged research and learning
      • Funding: University Academic Priority Fund. Five-year pilot.
      • Services at the University of Saskatchewan:
      • Partnership Development:
      • Brokering U of S / Community connections
      • Seed grants for community-based research
      • Assistance in developing grant proposals
      • Student Engagement
      • Curriculum development assistance
      • Funding for Community Service Learning initiatives
      • Student development and training workshops
      • Student community-engagement showcase
      • Engagement and Networking
      • Faculty training and mentorship
      • Communities of Practices
      • Library / data warehouse of research and learning activities
      • Community Fellowships for external partners
      • Communication across pre-existing forums and units
      • Champion and advocate for community engagement
      List of Key Local Partners United Way Saskatoon English River First Nations Business Centre Station 20 West U of S Colleges and Centres U of S Offices for Aboriginal Initiatives, Advancement, Teaching & Learning, and Research University Learning Centre U of S Background Materials Task Force: Comm.-Based Research, Recommendations (2010) Task Force: Undergraduate Research, Recommendations (2010) Zink, L. Community-University Partnership Mechanisms (2009) Zink L., Background Paper on Undergraduate Research (2010) Network Approach to Community-Engaged Research and Learning
      • The goal of the network approach is to capitalize on and enhance existing college/centre and community relationships.
      • the Hub is a “service-only” and coordinating office
      • the Hub works with existing U of S forums and networks to share best practices, identify partners and develop cross-unit responses to community questions
      • CE research and student learning opportunities are developed as core activities of colleges and centres
      • The Advisory Board:
      • provides input into the Hub’s mandate and activities
      • advises on emerging opportunities or issues
      • champions and promotes CE activities