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
Todd Gabbard, an associate professor of architecture, invited local development groups to collaborate with his students, all Kansas State University Master of Architecture candidates, for a fresh look at challenges and opportunities in their communities. The idea sparked interest among several communities, including Colby, Cuba and Eureka.
The Office of the Provost and the Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) are excited to announce that we are awarding five engagement incentive grants for spring 2013. We had outstanding applications from a variety of academic disciplines and wish all of the applicants the best of luck in their future engagement endeavors. Our five funded proposals are:
Engaging Novice Agricultural Educators in Community Based Service Learning Programs
According to the project’s application, this proposal is about engagement, collaboration across colleges, youth service learning, and leadership development focused on novice agricultural education teachers. Submitted by Brandie Disberger, this project is through the College of Agriculture’s Department of Communications and Agricultural Education. See more »
Engage, Collaborate, and Counsel to Enhance Educational Capacity
Judy Hughey leads this project, which will be run through the College of Education’s Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs. The proposal aims to implement engagement initiatives that will meet the needs of military connected families and students. See more »
Collaboration: North Salina Community Development, Inc. and Kansas State University Salina
This project plans a collaborative effort through the Kansas State University Salina campus. In doing so, it aims to make Salina a more vibrant community through engaging Salina residents and business owners in discussions and decision-making about their community. David Norlin, Greg Stephens, and Kathy Brockway lead this project. See more »
Engaging the Design Students in Developing Rehabilitation Facility Prototype to Assist the Wounded Warriors Returning From Iraq and Afghanistan: A Service Learning Project
Vibhavari Jani leads this project, which is through the Interior Architecture and Product Design program in the College of Architecture. The project will engage design students in developing specialized rehabilitation prototypes to be used by returned military veterans. See more »
Three Words that Changed the World…
This project was submitted by Thomas Vontz and Arthur DeGroat, from the Center for Social Studies Education and the Office of Military Affairs, respectively. The project, which is through the College of Arts and Sciences, will produce, test, and distribute a Freedom Week curriculum that aims to help students of all ages learn more about the political ideals America was founded upon. See more »
K-State is pleased to announce the 2013 Excellence in Engagement Award Winners.
- Advancing Child Nutrition Programs in Kansas by Kevin Sauer
- Parks for the People: National Park Service National Historic Site at Nicodemus, KS by La Barbara James Wigfall, Josh Cheek, and Dede Brokesh
Nicodemus, Kan. may have been founded nearly 140 years ago, but for a group of students, faculty and staff at Kansas State University, this historical site is far from old news. Instead, it has resembled a new opportunity.
Kansas Department of Education's Division of Child Nutrition and Wellness, K-State's Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics Recognized for Collaboration on Child Nutrition
The Office of the Provost and the Center for Engagement and Community Development are happy to recognize Advancing Child Nutrition Programs in Kansas as one of two winners of the 2013 Excellence in Engagement Award. The program’s collaboration between Kansas State University’s Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics and the Kansas Department of Education’s Child Nutrition and Wellness team seeks to improve child nutrition programs in schools across Kansas.
Kansas State University was awarded the 2010 Community Engagement Classification from the prestigious Carnegie Foundation. This elective classification is given to institutions where teaching, learning, and scholarship engage faculty, students, and community. In addition, Carnegie looks for a mutually beneficial exchange, exploration, and application of knowledge, information, and resources.
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.