Community-engaged scholarship is an inclusive term for various forms of research. Broadly defined, it “means connecting the rich resources of the university to our most pressing social, civic, and ethical problems” (Boyer, 1996). The key aspect of C-ES is sharing these resources through research – not “on” the community, but “with” the community. Community-engaged scholarship encompasses academic rigor and social justice through the reciprocal relationship between community and university. When conducting community-based participatory, there are different levels of engagement with the community partners. One model for understanding the depth of involvement is a spectrum of increased involvement: research done for the community, research done in the community, research done with the community and research done by the community. The level of engagement by the community may also be determined by the questions the discipline needs to answer through the research. At the community based participatory action research level (the highest level of direct community impact), the community helps interpret the data because of the community’s culture has implications for the interpretation of findings, language used, etc. Although there are different levels of engagement, community partners should be present to the research experience the entire time. With its long-standing programmatic committment to community partners, the Faith-Justice Institute is uniquely suited for sustaining and expanding this type of partnership amongst faculty, students, and community-based organizations and institutions.
Submissions from 2015
An Institutional Perspective on Relationship-Based Service-Learning, Ann Marie Jursca Keffer
Submissions from 2013
Baltimore Teens and Work: Gendered Opportunities in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist
Submissions from 2012
Undocumented Patients, Peter A. Clark S.J.
Submissions from 2011
Moving Teenagers Out Of High-Risk Neighborhoods: How Girls Fare Better Than Boys, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist
Submissions from 2010
Federal Funding for Needle Exchange Programs, Peter A. Clark S.J.
Beating Bullies: Seeking Solutions to Youth Violence, Sara Ann Kuykendall
Children's Exposure to Domestic Violence, Sara Ann Kuykendall
Translating the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program into Real World Practice, Sara Ann Kuykendall
Victims' Strategies against Bullying, Sara Ann Kuykendall
Submissions from 2009
An Examination of the Characteristics of Passive and Provocative Victims of Bullying, Sara Ann Kuykendall
Lessons Learned from an Evidence-based Bullying Prevention Program, Sara Ann Kuykendall
Submissions from 2008
Health Care Access for Migrant Farmworkers: A Paradigm for Better Health, Peter A. Clark S.J.
Adolescents' Views of Guns in a High-Violence Community, Sara Ann Kuykendall
A Tailored Mental Health Approach to Bullying, Sara Ann Kuykendall
Evaluating Evidence-based Bullying Prevention Practice in the Real World: Next Steps, Sara Ann Kuykendall
Submissions from 2007
Regaining Minorities' Trust, Peter A. Clark S.J.
Submissions from 2003
Submissions from 2002
A Phenomenological Description of Youth Firearm Carrying, Sara Ann Kuykendall
Youth Gun Carrying: A Survey of Behaviors, Sara Ann Kuykendall
Submissions from 2001
Why Youth Carry Guns: A Model of Contributing Factors and Prevention, Sara Ann Kuykendall