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Examples of Community Engaged Scholarship

University Partner Community Partner Description
Bianca Mothé, Ph.D. Univision Dr. Mothe serves as an immunology expert for the Spanish-speaking news outlet, Univision, when such expertise is needed because of public epidemic or other health concern. She has provided call-in services to the public at the station during the Swine flu epidemic as well as short video interview clarifications for the local news station. 
Robert Brown, Ph.D. North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR) As an expert economist, provides regular monthly housing reports so that realtors can accurately share local housing trends. 
Fredi Avalos, Ph.D. Interfaith Community Services CSUSM students develop curriculum and facilitate workshops that center on interview preparation, public speaking, self-esteem and interpersonal communication skills.  CSUSM students will be given the opportunity to apply communication theory and concepts to real life situations and allow them to assist individuals who can greatly benefit from their scholarship.
Jule Gómez de García, Ph.D. Michael Hughes, Ph.D. Grupo de Mujeres y Hombres por la Paz, members of the Ixhil Maya community in Guatemala Collaboratively documenting historical, personal, and cultural narratives of women and men rebuilding their community after a genocidal period of war and using those narratives as the basis for documentation of their endangered Mayan language.
Annette Daoud, Ph.D. Escondido Union High School District A collaborative project between the CSUSM Single Subject Credential Program School and the Escondido Union High School District to increase the number of high school English learners on the “college track.”  The research will result in designing  curriculum for teachers in the district and teacher candidates in the Single Subject Credential Program based on best practices for ELs to learn English and content area knowledge in all their classes (i.e., English, Math, Science and Social Studies). 
Middle Level Team in the School of Education Various Local K-12 School Districts With support from The Knippenberg Foundation, the CSUSM middle level education team in the School of Education partners with regional middle schools to promote awareness of young adolescent issues and to collaboratively transform educational environments. By advancing innovative, student-centered practices that inspire reflective teaching and learning, the middle level team and middle school teachers engage in a variety of collaborative experiences and activities. Clinical Practice workshops are held twice yearly which provide opportunities to share best practices with teacher candidates. Through the workshops, teachers from San Marcos, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Poway, San Dieguito, and Valley Center districts meet with members of the university teaching team and identify ways to support adult learners (the teacher candidates) to make connections between middle level educational theory and practice.  Topics of partnership include motivation, conceptual mathematics, science fairs, and literacy instruction.
Jodie Lawston Action Committee for Women in Prison Dr. Lawston works with students and ACWIP to raise awareness about the conditions of women's imprisonment, to raise money for ACWIP's services, and to consider alternatives to imprisonment for nonviolent women prisoners.  

If you are a faculty member who is practicing Engagement Scholarship and would like to share your engaged research/creative activity, engaged teaching and/or engaged service, please let us know by contacting Kimber Quinney, Faculty Liaison.