Building institutional capacity  <ul><li>Third Annual University Engagement Showcase: University of alberta  </li></ul><ul...
Changing World
Henry Marshall Tory <ul><li>“ The modern state university is a people’s institution. The people demand that knowledge shal...
<ul><li>Frontier College - 1899 </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of extension-University of alberta-1912 </li></ul><ul><li>Antigo...
engagement rediscovered <ul><li>Community-University Research Alliance-Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council </l...
International Expressions <ul><li>Community-University Partnership Project, University of Brighton </li></ul><ul><li>Scien...
“ ...the academy must become a more vigorous partner in the search for answers to our most pressing social, civic, economi...
<ul><li>“ Scholarly Engagement is the creation, integration, application and transmission of knowledge for the benefit of ...
Dimensions of Engaged Scholarship <ul><li>Community-Based Research </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service Learning </li></ul>...
Challenges <ul><li>getting buy-in across the full university </li></ul><ul><li>different knowledge cultures between and Un...
Getting buy-in <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>strategic planning  </li></ul><ul><li>new structures </li></ul><ul><li...
different knowledge cultures <ul><li>joint community-university leadership </li></ul><ul><li>community-university engaged ...
Funding patterns <ul><li>Advocacy for research funding to community researchers </li></ul><ul><li>creating partnership dev...
Data bases and tracking systems <ul><li>Beyond the Expertise Data-Base: Yaffle to the Rescue? </li></ul><ul><li>tracking s...
recognizing excellence for tenure and promotion <ul><li>Support for portfolio development </li></ul><ul><li>Broadening the...
measuring impact <ul><li>public access to facilities </li></ul><ul><li>public access to knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>studen...
University of Victoria <ul><li>Steering Council on Civic Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Community-Based Research <...
National and Global <ul><li>Community-Based Research Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Alliance for Community service lear...
Now is the hour <ul><li>difficult economic times means we need to work together across community-government-university lin...
The world we want
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Building Capacity for Engaged Research

  1. 1. Building institutional capacity <ul><li>Third Annual University Engagement Showcase: University of alberta </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday March 11, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Budd L Hall, University of Victoria </li></ul>
  2. 2. Changing World
  3. 3. Henry Marshall Tory <ul><li>“ The modern state university is a people’s institution. The people demand that knowledge shall not be the concern of scholar’s alone. The uplifting of the whole people shall be its final goal” </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Marshall tory- 1908 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Frontier College - 1899 </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of extension-University of alberta-1912 </li></ul><ul><li>Antigonish movement-ST. Francis Xavier-1930s-40s </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory research-OISE, University of Toronto-1970s </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous-centred research methods -70s/80s </li></ul>A canadian heritage
  5. 5. engagement rediscovered <ul><li>Community-University Research Alliance-Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council </li></ul><ul><li>Harris Centre at memorial University, Newfoundland </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Community-Based Research, University of Victoria </li></ul><ul><li>Extension at U of A Leads Engaged Scholarship </li></ul>
  6. 6. International Expressions <ul><li>Community-University Partnership Project, University of Brighton </li></ul><ul><li>Science Shop of Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) </li></ul><ul><li>Mpambo Afrikan Multiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Beacons of Public Engagement, UK </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ ...the academy must become a more vigorous partner in the search for answers to our most pressing social, civic, economic, and moral problems, and must reaffirm its historic commitment to what I call the scholarship of engagement.” <ul><li>Ernest Boyer, 1996 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ Scholarly Engagement is the creation, integration, application and transmission of knowledge for the benefit of external audiences and the University and occurs in all areas of the University Mission: research, teaching and service. The quality and value of Scholarly Engagement is determined by academic peers and community partners” </li></ul><ul><li>University of Massachusetts-Amherst (2006) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Dimensions of Engaged Scholarship <ul><li>Community-Based Research </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing Education and Extension </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Education </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous-Centred Research </li></ul><ul><li>Performance and the arts </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Mobilisation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Challenges <ul><li>getting buy-in across the full university </li></ul><ul><li>different knowledge cultures between and University and community </li></ul><ul><li>power differentials and Funding patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking contacts and results </li></ul><ul><li>tenure and promotion </li></ul><ul><li>measuring impact </li></ul>
  11. 11. Getting buy-in <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>strategic planning </li></ul><ul><li>new structures </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to others </li></ul><ul><li>changing reward structures </li></ul>
  12. 12. different knowledge cultures <ul><li>joint community-university leadership </li></ul><ul><li>community-university engaged scholarship Institutes </li></ul><ul><li>academic support for advocacy issues </li></ul><ul><li>partnership agreements </li></ul><ul><li>payment to community researchers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Funding patterns <ul><li>Advocacy for research funding to community researchers </li></ul><ul><li>creating partnership development grants </li></ul><ul><li>multiple funding packages </li></ul><ul><li>10 year partnerships </li></ul>
  14. 14. Data bases and tracking systems <ul><li>Beyond the Expertise Data-Base: Yaffle to the Rescue? </li></ul><ul><li>tracking systems-trent university model? </li></ul><ul><li>Public access to university data bases? </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries rock!- university of victoria </li></ul>
  15. 15. recognizing excellence for tenure and promotion <ul><li>Support for portfolio development </li></ul><ul><li>Broadening the concept of peers </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility for those who succeed </li></ul><ul><li>campus wide discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Links to evolving practices elsewhere </li></ul>
  16. 16. measuring impact <ul><li>public access to facilities </li></ul><ul><li>public access to knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>student engagement </li></ul><ul><li>faculty engagement </li></ul><ul><li>widening participation </li></ul><ul><li>encouraging economic regeneration </li></ul><ul><li>institutional relationship and partnership building </li></ul><ul><li>from Angie Hart, Simon Northmore and Chloe Gehardt </li></ul>
  17. 17. University of Victoria <ul><li>Steering Council on Civic Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Community-Based Research </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Cooperative Education </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Indigenous Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Civic Engagement in our Strategic plan </li></ul>
  18. 18. National and Global <ul><li>Community-Based Research Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Alliance for Community service learning </li></ul><ul><li>global alliance for community engaged research </li></ul><ul><li>Les Talloires </li></ul><ul><li>global university networks for innovation </li></ul>
  19. 19. Now is the hour <ul><li>difficult economic times means we need to work together across community-government-university lines </li></ul><ul><li>maturation of engaged scholarship as an academic field </li></ul><ul><li>development of new facilitative structures in our universities </li></ul><ul><li>recognition that knowledge is created in multiple locations </li></ul>
  20. 20. The world we want

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