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K-State Today

December 2, 2015



Brown bag on K-State’s Engagement Benchmarking Tool

By Kylie Rupe

This fall semester, the Center for Engagement and Community Development and the Staley School of Leadership Studies are offering a variety of programs that provide opportunities to learn about and reflect upon engaged scholarship through research, teaching and outreach.

The last brown bag session of the fall semester, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in 247 Leadership Studies Building, will be about K-State's Engagement Benchmarking Tool. David Procter, director of K-State's Center for Engagement and Community Development will conduct the session. Procter will talk about developing the Engagement Benchmarking Tool, highlight the essential components of the tool, and answer any questions faculty might have as they prepare to complete the benchmarking tool.

The tool is an online survey of faculty and academic staff regarding their scholarly outreach and engagement. Data collected through the K-State benchmarking tool has the power to demonstrate the university's collective commitment of time, scholarly resources and research discoveries for the direct benefit of Kansas citizens and communities worldwide.

This engagement brown bag series is designed for faculty, graduate and undergraduate student professional development and seeks to enhance university engagement. These sessions highlight the concept of university-community engagement, help faculty think about developing community-based research and engagement skills, and provide foundational training for the next generation of engaged scholars.

This series of engagement brown bags is free and open to all faculty, staff, and students. For any questions regarding the series, contact the Center for Engagement and Community Development at 785-532-6868.