Community Engaged Scholars Network (CESN)
The Community Engaged Scholars Network (CESN) serves faculty, researchers, and teaching staff that are committed to campus-community partnerships, community-based research, service-learning, and other forms of public scholarship and engagement. The network will serve as a forum for information sharing regarding funding opportunities, colleague and community collaboration, recognition events, conference RFPs, and other pertinent items for members of the UWM community who play a key role in helping the institution fulfill its civic mission. The CESN will provide electronic and face-to-face information to its members.
Faculty or staff members who would like to be part of the CESN Listserv should fill out the online form. The CESN Listserv is operated by the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research. Announcements will be sent monthly to the list from information collected by the Center from on- and off-campus partners. Those on the list will be sent the following types of information:
- Calls for proposals and conference announcements related to service learning, community-based research, and other topics.
- Funding opportunity announcements related to civic engagement and campus-community partnerships.
- UWM events aimed at connecting members with other members of the network across disciplines.
- Networking events that will be held for members each semester
- Community agency requests when a specific need arises that could be examined or addressed through a campus-community partnership.
- UWM assessment data related to civic engagement and public scholarship.
Each semester members of the CESN will be invited to a networking or outreach event where they can:
- Meet fellow faculty from other academic departments who are working on similar community issues and research.
- Meet non-profit partners who are engaged in issues which members of the CESN are interested.
- Engage in faculty reading groups supported by the Center for 21st Century Studies that focus on foundational texts and new, innovative work and research in the public scholarship arena.
- Learn about emerging trends and scholarship in the field.
This initiative is co-sponsored by the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research, the School of Education’s Office of Engaged Research, the Center for 21st Century Studies, and the Cultures and Communities Program.