Community Engaged Scholarship

What is Community Engaged Scholarship?

Community Engaged Scholarship goes beyond the typical domains of research and teaching to incorporate a mutually beneficial relationship with the community in order to bring social justice and resources to others. Through community engaged scholarship, we gain and share understanding of social issues and provide strategies to address them. By educating ourselves and others, we may establish relationships that will bring about transformational change.

Integrating Learning, Discovery, and Engagement through the Scholarship of Engagement: Report of the Scholarship of Engagement Task Force North Carolina State University (June 2010) (PDF format)

NC State University earned Carnegie Foundation Classification-Community Engagement (2006, 2015)
External link:  

NC Campus Compact – See

Engaged Scholarship Consortium. NCSU is a member institution.

International Assn. for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

Research University Engaged Scholarship Toolkit
Stanton, T., Connolly, B., Howard, J. & Litvak, L. (2013). Research university engaged scholarship toolkit; fourth edition. Boston: Campus Compact. Retrieved from


What is Community Engaged Teaching?

Community Engaged Teaching:

  • Developing and delivering community-based instruction, such as service-learning experiences, on-site courses, clinical experiences, professional internships, and collaborative programs
  • Developing and delivering off-campus teaching activities such as study-abroad courses and experiences, international instruction, and distance education courses
  • Developing and delivering instruction to communities and other constituencies

Community-Engaged Research and Creative Activities?

  • Writing papers for refereed journals and conference proceedings
  • Creating exhibits in educational and cultural institutions
  • Disseminating community-engaged research through public programs and events
  • Conducting and disseminating directed or contracted research
  • Conducting and reporting program evaluation research or public policy analyses for other institutions and agencies
  • Developing innovation solutions that address social, economic, or environmental challenges (e.g., inventions, patents, products, services, clinical procedures and practices)

Community Engagement (Service)?

  • Consulting and providing technical assistance and/or services to public and private organizations
  • Writing position papers for the general public
  • Collaborating with schools, businesses, advocacy groups, community groups, and civic agencies to develop policies
  • Providing leadership in or making significant contribution to economic and community development activities”