Nuts and Bolts of Community Engaged Research

Community Engagement · Professional Development

Community-engaged research is an emerging area in many academic disciplines. Engaged research has some unique characteristics and should be tailored to be venue- and discipline-specific. This session will explore how faculty can generate scholarly (research and theoretical) products from their engaged work focused on community and student impact.

Want to learn more about community-engaged work?

Sign up for the September 29 session, “Using Community-Engaged Work in Support of Promotion and Tenure”

As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss key terms related to engaged research and scholarship;
  • Plan research initiatives that exemplify both community and student impact that are discipline-specific; and
  • Determine appropriate, high-impact venues for the dissemination of engaged research.

Session Date

Presenter Bios

Henry R. Cunningham, Ph.D., is Director of Community Engagement, UofL Office of the Vice President for Community Engagement. He is involved with various aspects of engagement, including policy and protocol development, assessment and data analysis, and professional development on engaged scholarship. Dr. Cunningham is also an adjunct professor of Caribbean Studies and incorporates community-based learning in his course. He has numerous presentations as well as publications on community engagement. He is a co-founder of UofL’s International Service Learning Program, which won two national awards as the best program in international education and learning. Dr. Cunningham also served at the United Nations where he worked on educational issues for sustainable development in developing countries.

Vicki Hines-Martin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is Professor of Nursing and Director, Office of Health Disparities and Community Engagement, U of L School of Nursing; and Director, Office of Community Outreach, U of L Health Sciences Center. Dr. Hines-Martin teaches undergraduate and graduate nursing students. She has numerous publications and presentations focused on engaged research, teaching and, most recently completed the Global Mental Health Nursing (Yearwood & Hines-Martin, released 2016) text which is a collaboration with international nurses focused on mental health needs of global populations. Dr. Hines-Martin is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the 2016 recipient of the U of L Distinguished Faculty Award for Service to the Community and the Commonwealth.

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