Competencies

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Core Engagement Competency Workshops (First Requirement)

The first requirement for the Graduate Certification in Community Engagement is the core engagement competency workshop. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the core engagement competencies include these 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
  • Community-engaged creative activities
  • Community-engaged teaching and learning—service-learning
  • Community-engaged teaching and learning—informal learning
  • Community-engaged service and practice
  • Asset based community engagement
  • Capacity building for sustained change
  • Coalition approaches to community change
  • Evaluation of community partnerships
  • Quality, excellence, and rigor in peer review
  • Communicating with public audiences, including science communication
  • Communicating with academic audiences
  • Documenting your engagement accomplishments
  • Successful community engagement careers
  • Working with diverse communities
  • Ethics and community-engaged scholarship

Virtual Workshops: Students usually fulfill this requirement by attending workshops coordinated by University Outreach and Engagement. The workshop series is offered on an annual basis, synchronously via zoom on Friday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 p.m. during Fall and Spring semesters. Students have the option to participate asynchronously as well.

Substitutions: 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 workshops. Contact the program coordinator to request such a review.

Make-ups: When a student misses a workshop due to illness, childcare/family care responsibilities, weather, conference travel, or other commitments, students may make up the workshop asynchronously. In rare instances, the program coordinator may schedule a one-on-one make-up workshop.

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Workshop Schedule 2021-2022
Graduate Certification in Community Engagement

Last Updated July 27, 2021

All workshops will be held via zoom, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Fridays. Asynchronous options available.

This table lists Seminars and follow-up sessions available for the Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement for Fall 2021.
Fall Semester 2021
Thurs., Sept. 2
(optional)
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Zoom
Information Session about Graduate Certification in Community Engagement
Fri., Sept. 10
5:00 p.m.
On-Line Applications & Nominations Deadline
Fri., Sept. 17

Workshop 1: History and Foundations of Community-Engaged Scholarship

Fri., Sept. 24

Workshop 2: Variations in Community-Engaged Scholarship

Fri., Oct. 1

Workshop 3: Initiating and Sustaining Community Partnerships

Fri., Oct. 8

Workshop 4: Engaging with Diverse Communities

Fri. Oct. 29

Workshop 5: Techniques for Community Collaboration

Fri., Nov. 5

Workshop 6: Community-Engaged Research

Fri., Nov. 12

Workshop 7: Community-Engaged Creative Activities

Fri., Nov. 19

Workshop 8: Community-Engaged Teaching and LearningService-Learning

Fri., Dec. 3 Workshop 9: Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning—Informal Learning
Fri., Dec. 10 Workshop 10: Community-Engaged Service and Practice
This table lists Seminars and follow-up sessions available for the Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement for Spring 2022.
Spring Semester 2022
Fri., Jan. 14

Workshop 11: Documenting and Communicating Engagement Accomplishments

Fri., Jan. 21

Workshop 12: Success Strategies for Community-Engagement Careers

Fri., Jan. 28

Workshop 13: Coalition Approaches to Community Engagement

Fri., Feb. 4

Workshop 14: Asset-based Community Engagement

Fri., Feb. 11

Workshop 15: Capacity-Building Approaches to Community Engagement

Fri., Feb. 25

Workshop 16: Cross-Cultural Dimensions of Community Partnerships

Fri., Mar. 11

Workshop 17: Evaluation of Community Partnerships

Fri., Mar. 25

Workshop 18: Peer Review of Community-Engaged Scholarship

Fri., Apr. 8

Workshop 19: Communicating with Public Audiences

Fri. Apr. 15 Workshop 19A: Science Communication for Public Understanding (optional)
Fri. Apr. 29 Workshop 20: Communicating with Academic Audiences

Office Hours: Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and happily by appointment.