Community-Engaged Scholarship

What is community-engaged scholarship?

"The partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good." - Carnegie Foundation

A major cornerstone of K-State's Leadership Communication Ph.D. program is a community-engaged approach to teaching, learning, and research. Doctoral students study and practice the art of leading change to produce original research that is grounded in this approach.

Partners in Engaged Scholarship

This office connects K-State’s expertise to the needs of Kansas by partnering with communities, businesses, and organizations, coordinates and promotes engaged scholarly activities across the university, and communicates the relevance and impact of this work to Kansans and beyond.

The Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) is an interdisciplinary, non-partisan organization in response to polarization and increasingly complex public issues that challenge democratic decision-making. ICDD engages in research, education, and facilitation of civic conversations to promote greater citizen participation through deliberation and dialogue.

Third Floor Research is an applied research partnership between the Kansas Leadership Center and Kansas State University’s Staley School of Leadership. Our research evaluates leadership training and contributes to a global understanding of leadership, adaptation and change management. Findings address individual development, organizational impact, and community capacity.

Stories of Engagement

Read about the work of our faculty and students.