Community-engaged scholarship marries teaching and research with community-defined priorities for mutually beneficial outcomes. Community partners are active participants in defining opportunities and developing solutions.

The Office of Community Engagement, Office of Immersive Learning, and Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs work together to support faculty pursuing community-engaged scholarship. 

Community Engagement Faculty Toolkit

Community Engagement Faculty Toolkit Cover ImageThe 2019-2020 Community Engagement Faculty Learning Community collaborated across colleges and beyond campus to develop a toolkit for faculty interested in community engagement. This resources has been updated for 2022.

Contents include:

  • Definitions of outreach, engagement, immersive learning, and community-engaged research
  • Priorities in Muncie and East Central Indiana
  • Tools to prepare students and faculty
  • Insights from community partners
  • Campus resources, policies, and procedures
  • Ways to document community-engaged activities
  • Ideas for online community engagement
  • Templates and other materials for community-engaged projects

Download a PDF version of the toolkit here.


Work with Us

Those who are interested in pursuing community-engaged scholarship are encouraged to contact the Office of Immersive Learning to discuss their teaching and research ideas.

Contact the Office