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Brown University Swearer Center's College & University Engagement Initiative

The Swearer Center’s College & University Engagement Initiative (CUEI) contributes to the fields of community engagement and social innovation through collaboration with students, faculty, community partners, institutions of higher education, and networks for community engagement and social innovation.

CUEI's Goals

(CUEI), housed at Brown University's Swearer Center provides direction, a public narrative, common frameworks, colloborative efforts, best practices and processes on community engagement work

  • Cultivating and curating public narrative about the work of community engagement and social innovation.
  • Working toward common frameworks of understanding across networks, organizations, scholars and practitioners in community engagement and social innovation.
  • Facilitating and participating in collaborative efforts across community engagement constituencies.
  • Identifying and sharing best practices in community engagement and social innovation.
  • Creating participatory processes for shared co-creation across the fields of community engagement and social innovation.

Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

The application is now online and hosted on GivePulse. This will help further streamline, advance and scale the work this framework can provide to institutions

  • Accessible
    The online framework allows applicants to save drafts, submit and capture their community engagement activity over time. To learn more you can read more here
  • Assessment
    Leveraging the GivePulse Assessment platform, the application and framework uses skip-logic and matrices to provide a streamlined experience. This will also be a space to apply and submit your community engagement activities and stories for the reviewers to review, and the team to assist you.
  • Support
    For questions about the content and process of the application, please feel free to reach out to the the Swearer Center research and assessment team via the contact button in the online workflow or at carnegie@brown.edu, with technical questions, go within GivePulse carnegie@givepulse.com (requires GivePulse account).

Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

The Lynton Award emphasizes community-engaged scholarly work across faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member's academic expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders and reflects the mission of the institution.

  • Online
    Applications for the Lynton award are also hosted on GivePulse. The applications are used as a framework for faculty to review, assess and advance their community engagement work.
  • Assessment
    For more information about eligibility and application instructions, visit the Swearer Center’s CUEI Website
  • Deadline
    The deadline for the 2018 Lynton award nominations is June 1, 2018.