Center for Engagement and Community Development
"Engagement is a form of research, teaching or service in which collaborative efforts between university and community stakeholders result in scholarly activity and community benefit around a public issue."
David E. Procter, Director of CECD
In early 2014, the Office of the Provost and the Center for Engagement and Community Development administered K-State’s Engagement Benchmarking Tool in order to capture a snapshot of campus engaged work for 2013 and to establish an engagement benchmark by which to measure our university’s progress on engagement. Highlights of the EBT reveal 64.4 FTE dedicated to engaged activity; a university salary investment of $4.16 million toward engaged work; and over $47 million in extramural funding generated by K-State engaged projects. The full EBT report can be read here.
Dr. Ruth Douglas Miller, associate professor of electrical engineering, watches the wind blow from her office in Rathbone Hall. But she isn’t looking out the window – she’s focused on her screen, where data streams in from nine schools all over Kansas. Miller heads the Wind for Schools project at K-State, where wind turbines generate power and learning opportunities for students from elementary schools to the university.
The Kansas State University Provost and the Center for Engagement and Community Development have established the Engagement Incentive Grants. These “seed grants” are designed to assist K-State faculty and Research and Extension specialists and agents to engage more fully with communities in teaching, research, and outreach. Engagement is a form of research, teaching or service, which emphasizes partnerships and collaboration, in which collaborative efforts between university and community stakeholders, resulting in scholarly activity and community benefit around a public issue.
Technology, the Economy, and the Workplace
- Patents. K-State patents, corporate patent sites, country patent databases, federal patent resources, fee-based patent resources, and more.
- Technology Development. Development resources at K-State including the Commercialization Leadership Council, K-State Research Foundation, Advanced Manufacturing Institute, and more.
- Technology Transfer. Technology transfer office at K-State, other universities, the state of Kansas, and more.
- Business Development. Resources available to Kansas, including KTEC, Wichita State Center for Entrepreneurship, Kauffman eVenturing and more.