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CES for Beginners

What is the Community Engaged Scholarship (CES)?

CES is the real collaboration between a university partner and a community partner where both are meaningfully involved in each step of a project from its inception to its conclusion and the project’s goals/outcomes meet the community’s needs as defined by them.

A really good, short, easy-to-read introduction to Community Engaged Scholarship is provided by this article:

Are all projects that involve the community part of the Community Engaged Scholarship?

No, Community Engaged Scholarships only fall into the last two columns within this continuum of involvement.

What are the steps of a Community Engaged Scholarship project?

This matrix walks you through all the steps.

For questions and more information, please contact Dr. Jodie Lawston, Faculty Director of Community Engaged Scholarship, jlawston@csusm.edu, 760-750-7006.