Beyond the Walls of Academe: Rewards and Challenges of Community Engagement
Presented by Christina J. Groark, Ph.D, Director of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development
"30 Years of Lessons Learned at the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development"
The University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development (OCD) has practiced university-community engagement activities for more than 30 years. This has included hundreds of special projects conducted with community partners all funded by outside grants. Based on this experience, lessons learned regarding the operation of a university-community engagement unit and the conduct of community engaged scholarship will be described. Some of the challenges that the engagement endeavor presents to faculty, staff, and students and to traditional research universities will be posed in the hope that other engagement units and individuals will benefit from this work.
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