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Engagement Symposium

K-State Engagement E-News, August 2007 (PDF)

The Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) and Kansas Campus Compact are bringing together a diverse group of K-State faculty to discuss their engaged work with significant issues facing Kansans. Faculty from speech communication, civil engineering, kinesiology, human nutrition, theatre, landscape architecture, and the library will discuss their engaged research and engaged teaching through service learning and experiential learning. Topics will range from obesity prevention to public engagement in civil dialogue to preserving historic neighborhoods to building stronger cultural and academic ties between K-State and Fort Riley.

Community engagement occurs when collaborative scholarship (researching, teaching, and outreach) is directed toward a public need and when the relationship between campus and off-campus partners is reciprocal and mutually beneficial. The result of engaged work is new knowledge, new processes, and/or new pedagogies.

Please join us to discuss the benefits of taking research and service learning outside of the classroom or laboratory. This symposium is designed to highlight the engaged work happening at K-State, foster dialog among participants, and generate potential new ways of conceiving and conducting research and teaching. Participants will also hear about the next round of engagement incentive grants offered through the Center for Engagement and Community Development. This symposium is free and open to the public.

For more information, see Engagement Symposium details.