Document Type

Research Report

Original Date


Date of Submission

November 2014


Since 2005, the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at VCU has offered faculty learning communities (FLC) on a variety of teaching and learning issues. For 2013-2014, VCU's Division of Community Engagement, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, and Center for Teaching Excellence collaborated to offer the first FLC focused on community-engaged research (CEnR). This FLC included 9 faculty members who are or who had been engaged in complex research projects that intentionally connect the campus and community. The members represented a wide range of disciplines, including education, social work, arts, public health, cancer prevention and control, psychology, family medicine, nutritional science, and human and molecular genetics. Their CEnR experiences served as a source of insights for developing a framework to identify and describe excellence in CEnR at the university. The cornerstone of this learning community was the development of publishable case studies of exemplary CEnR projects in order to inform the broader campus and higher education community about excellence in CEnR.

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VCU Community-Engaged Research

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