CSL: Center for Service and Learning IUPUI

When "How" is as Important as "What" in Documenting Community Engaged Scholarship: Using the Transformational Relationship Evaluation Scale [TRES] to Support Reflective Critique and Assess Quality of Teaching and Research

Presenters: Drs. Patti H. Clayton and Mary F. Price

Audience:  faculty involved in planning for or documenting community engaged scholarly work; graduate students seeking to learn best practices in community engaged scholarship

Description: In community-engaged scholarship,  we often say that the qualitative features of the process are central to achieving outcomes in this work. Using strategies to build social and cultural capital, increased trust, shared authority etc. are critical markers of excellence in the conduct of engaged teaching, research and creative activity; when done well, these features are also yield relational outcomes that influence the larger impacts attainable through community-engagement.  However, work devoted to  community relationship and partnership development is often viewed as work that reduces scholarly productivity rather than a source of rigor that fuels impact.  As a result, many of us do not regularly look at relational work as part of the impact of our work, nor do we necessarily have the frameworks and tools at hand to measure the quality of our engagement or the depth of partnership as a form of impact.
This session provides an introduction to the Transformational Relationships Evaluation Scale [TRES], a research-based evaluation tool that practitioner-scholars can use to systematically design and gather evidence of  the quality of engaged work both in terms of process and product.

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Thursday March 22, 2018 03:00 PM
Thursday March 22, 2018 04:30 PM
Hine Hall IP 219
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