Public Research

What is a Community-Engaged Scholarship?

“Engaged scholarship” is scholarship that puts the academic resources of the university to work in solving pressing public problems and thereby contributing to the public good. Within the broad category of engaged scholarship are community applied research and community engaged curriculum.

Community engaged research (from campus community partnerships for health):

“Community engaged research must be approached in a spirit of partnership and equitably involve community members, organizational representatives, and researchers in all aspects of the research process. All partners involved in community engaged research contribute expertise and share responsibility and ownership. The goal of community engaged research is to enhance understanding of a given phenomenon and combine knowledge with action to achieve social change which improves the well-being of communities.”

What is research in progress?

The Research in Progress series features UW Bothell investigators from varying disciplines discussing their research iwhich is organized around particular themes. The series is structured in a seminar format and is open to all interested faculty, students and staff as well as alumni and community partners.

UW Bothell Faculty Publications

Below is a select list of Community engaged scholarship publications by our UW Bothell faculty:

  • Bartha M., Burgett, B. Why Public Scholarship Matters for Graduate Education. Pedagogy Special Issue: Graduate Students
  • Carlisle, S., Kruzich, J. (2013). Increasing student evaluation capacity through a collaborative community-based program evaluation teaching model. Journal of the scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol 12, No. 4 85-102.
  • Gruenbaum, P. & Sung, K. (2014) Undergraduates Teach Game Programming Using Scratch. Entertainment Computing. Hintz, A., Kazemi, E., Granger, J., Lind, T., Lewis, B., Simpson, L., and Crandall, D. (2013). Innovations in Improving Mathematics Instruction: One School’s Story of Implementing School- Wide Job-Embedded Professional Development. Washington State Kappan. (7)1, 7-11.
  • Jung, J. (2017) Mapping Communities: Geographic and Interdisciplinary Community –Based Learning and Research. The Professional Geographer, 1-8.

Research in Progress - Abstracts

In 2016 Claire Peinado Fraczek, Director, Integrated Learning and Kara Adams, Interim Director, Community Based Learning and Research curated a special research in progress series focused on community engaged scholarships.

Research that works

women in dentist chair

Comunication strategies for new moms

Students in UW Bothell’s new health education and promotion minor developed ideas for a social media marketing campaign to the Arcora dental health foundation. Their work aims to improve the health of pregnant women and new mothers.

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