The focus of strategy 1 is to build ties between the University and communities around the state of Utah by engaging in interdisciplinary, community driven research. We have five activities that we focus on to help us achieve the goal of community-engaged research.
Assistant Professor, BSW Program Director, Director of the Transforming Communities Institute
The Community-Engaged Scholar Network (CESN) is a multidisciplinary fellowship program that assists faculty and students to conduct collaborative, community-engaged scholarship and implement evidence-informed solutions in, with, and for communities related to TCI's priority areas. Community-engaged scholarship is action-oriented, strengths-based, focused on solutions, and responsive to communities' needs and views.
If you are interested in learning more, or would like to become a faculty or student member of the Community-Engaged Scholar Network, please contact Jayme Walters at email@example.com
E-Collabs for Utah is a multidisciplinary program that promotes and supports collaborative, community-engaged scholarship and the development and implementation of evidence informed solutions in, with, and for Utah communities related to TCI's priority areas.
E-Collabs (or collaboratives) are clusters of people across Utah from all sectors and backgrounds who connect virtually to share and create scholarship and work together to address social issues affecting the quality of like in communities. E-Collabs are housed on Facebook groups and on the TCI website.
TCI is actively working on 2 community-engaged research projects
- Box Elder County Health & Social Support Services Assessment: LGBTQ+ Youth & Families
- Uintah Basin Area Human Services Assessment: Domestic Violence