Events Calendar

29 Mar
Community Engaged Scholarship Forum
Event Type



Research, Campus & Community

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff


community engagement

University Unit
Office of Community and Governmental Relations


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Community Engaged Scholarship Forum

Since 2015, the Academically Based Community Engagement ad hoc committee (ABCE) has organized an “Idea Exchange” co-sponsored by the Honors College, Community and Governmental Relations, The Elsie Hillman Civic Forum,  PittServes and Study Abroad. Now re-imagined as the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, this day long learning opportunity will bring together faculty, staff, and student leaders for culture building discussions that support the Plan for Pitt’s strategic priorities of “Build Community Strength” and “Extend our Global Reach.”

We will focus on specific programs, partnerships, and learning opportunities in order to build awareness of current University investments as well as envision an expanded academic and co-curricular engagement ecosystem at the University of Pittsburgh. The new format of our day will allow for the eventual development of professional learning communities and ongoing networking opportunities for faculty and staff interested in community-based learning and research or outreach and engagement programming.

Key organizing questions for the Forum:

  • What does asset-based engagement look like?
  • What opportunities for community engaged learning are currently available at the University and where do they take place?
  • Where can faculty or researchers find and share best practices and assessment methods for community based or experiential learning?
  • How can students integrate a passion for civic engagement and service into their studies?
  • How do staff implementing programs with an outreach or community placement component ensure high quality partnerships?
  • How do global opportunities for engagement further teaching and learning goals here on campus?
  • How does Pitt's local engagement reflect global issues and how does our global engagement reflect local issues?

Proposals for session discussion and poster presentation can be submitted:


Friday, March 29 at 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

O'Hara Student Center
3900 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260