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Core Engagement Competencies (First Requirement)

The first requirement for the Graduate Certification in Community Engagement is the core engagement competencies. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the core engagement competencies include topics:

  • Foundations of community-engaged scholarship
  • Variations in community-engaged scholarship
  • Initiating community partnerships
  • Sustaining community partnerships
  • Techniques for community collaboration
  • Critical thinking and critical reflections
  • Community-engaged research and creative activities
  • Community-engaged teaching and learning
  • Community-engaged service and practice
  • Asset based community engagement
  • Capacity building for sustained change
  • Systemic approaches to community change
  • Evaluation of community partnerships
  • Quality, excellence, and rigor in peer review
  • Communicating with public audiences
  • Communicating with academic audiences
  • Documenting your engagement accomplishments
  • Successful community engagement careers
  • Working with diverse communities
  • Ethics and community-engaged scholarship

Students usually fulfill this requirement by attending seminars coordinated by University Outreach and Engagement. The series is offered on an annual basis, in person, Friday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 PM during Fall and Spring semesters.

Students who have completed coursework that addresses a particular core engagement competency may ask to have the syllabi, reading lists, and assignments evaluated as potential alternatives to the required seminars. Contact the program coordinator to request such a review.

In rare instances, students may request a make-up session to review materials from the core engagement seminars.

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Seminar Schedule 2020-2021
Graduate Certification in Community Engagement

Last Updated February 3, 2021

This table lists Seminars and follow-up sessions available for the Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement for Fall 2020.
Fall Semester 2020
Thurs., Sept. 3
1:30-3:30 pm
Information Session about Graduate Certification in Community Engagement
Fri., Sept. 11
5:00 pm
On-Line Applications & Nominations Deadline
Fri., Sept. 18
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 1: History and Foundations of Community-Engaged Scholarship

Fri., Sept. 25
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 2: Variations in Community-Engaged Scholarship

Fri., Oct. 2
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 3: Initiating and Sustaining Community Partnerships

Fri., Oct. 9
(extra long)
1:30-4:00 pm

Seminar 4: Engaging with Diverse Communities

Fri. Oct. 23
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 5: Techniques for Community Collaboration

Fri., Nov. 13
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 6: Community-Engaged Research and Creative Activities

Fri., Nov. 20
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 7: Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning

Fri., Dec. 4
(out of sequence)
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 8: Community-Engaged Service and Practice

This table lists Seminars and follow-up sessions available for the Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement for Spring 2021.
Spring Semester 2021
Fri., Jan. 15
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 9: Documenting and Communicating Engagement Accomplishments

Fri., Jan. 22
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 10: Community Engagement Across the Career Span

Fri., Jan. 29
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 11: Coalition Approaches to Community Engagement

Fri., Feb. 12
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 12: Asset-based and Capacity-Building Approaches

Fri., Feb. 26
(extra long)
1:30-4:00 pm

Seminar 13: Cross-Cultural Dimensions of Community Partnerships

Fri., Mar. 19
(out of sequence)
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 14: Evaluation of Community Partnerships

Fri., Apr. 2
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 15: Peer Review of Community-Engaged Scholarship

Fri., Apr. 16
(extra long)
1:30-4:00 pm

Seminar 16: Communicating with Public Audiences

Fri., Apr. 30
1:30-3:30 pm

Seminar 17: Communicating with Academic Audiences