Resources for Engaged Scholarship

Principles for Building Partnerships

A working document developed in collaboration with partners from education, local city government, healthcare, non-profits, business, energy, and libraries, Spring 2015.

Internal Resources

Below you will find a list of internal and external resources. Please click on any of the links below to take you directly to the site or informational page. 

Community and Civic Engagement (CCE) Plan (PDF)

The Community and Civic Engagement plan identifies specific strategies and action steps to strengthen, coordinate, and systematize community engagement efforts across the University of Northern Colorado. This comprehensive plan reflects institutional traditions and UNC’s commitment to transformative education. CCE Plan Executive Summary (Interactive)

First Year Report (PDF)

Second Year Report (PDF)

Three Year Summary Report (PDF)

JERI Journal

JERI Journal The Journal of Educational Research and Innovation (JERI) is a peer-reviewed, open access electronic publication dedicated to the discussion, sharing, and reflection of current educational research that will enhance our understanding of teaching and learning. JERI aims to provoke conversation about emerging ideas, stimulate innovation in practice, and encourage diversity of opinion.

Office of Undergraduate Research Journal

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides support and recognition for undergraduate student research for all Colleges at the University of Northern Colorado to further University goals for active learning and original research. Check the links on the left for access to opportunities for grants, internships, conferences and a comprehensive listing of professional organizations.

Internal Review Board (IRB)

All research projects conducted under the auspices of the University of Northern Colorado involving human subjects are reviewed and approved by the university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). Faculty, students, and staff planning human research must submit requests for IRB approval prior to any data collection.

Grants and Awards

The Office of Sponsored Programs assists UNC faculty and staff members in securing and managing external and internal funding awards throughout the lifecycle of sponsored projects.

Social Research Lab

The Social Research Lab at UNC is a reference for a variety of qualitative and quantitative research projects. The SRL exists to serve UNC and the surrounding community by utilizing highly trained faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students to produce affordable, customized research solutions.

Student Activities Office

The mission of the Student Activities Office coordinates programs, activities and events with the specific intent to provide students with opportunities and an environment where learning and development can occur.

External Resources

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the public purpose of higher education. Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students’ citizenship skills, helps campuses develop effective community partnerships, and provides resources and training. Campus Compact is dedicated to advancing the public purpose of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility

Campus Compact Mountain West

Campus Compact of the Mountain West is a membership organization of colleges and universities devoted to promoting civic learning and elevating higher education engagement in the region.

Carnegie Foundation

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching develops networks of ideas, individuals, and institutions to advance teaching and learning. The foundation joins together scholars, practitioners, and designers in new ways to solve problems of educational practices.

Engaged Scholarship Consortium

The Engaged Scholarship Consortium (ESC) is a non-profit educational organization. The goal of ESC is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity.

Civic Prompts: Making Civic Learning Routine across the Disciplines

This document is published as a part of Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) and focuses on the ongoing work of Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement. Civic Prompts addresses the undergraduate major as the next frontier of civic learning.

UNC Scholarships and Awards

Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research

Summer Support Initiative - Category 3: Research, Scholarship, and Creative Works: Community Engagement.

The Bob & Bonnie Phelps Family CAP Awards