Community Engaged Scholarship* (CES) is centered on a mutually-beneficial collaboration between the university and
a community partner outside the academy. The purpose of the collaboration is to bring
together the specialized knowledge of the university with the specialized knowledge
of the community to generate new knowledge that contributes to the public good. CES
meets the needs of the community partner as defined and expressed by the partner,
with measurable outcomes. The collaborative work is characterized by robust participation
by both the university and community partners and results are disseminated to all
partners and beyond.
*At CSUSM, we mean scholarship and creative activity.
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