Benefits

Depending on the project and relationship, Community Engaged Research and Creative Activity holds many possibilities. Community engaged research and creative activity.

  • Responds to the needs and desires of the public and private sector
  • Strengthens relationships with communities external to the university
  • Creates new revenue streams for university researchers and artists
  • Increases public awareness of the role and function of state-supported higher education
  • Provides students with applied experiences and professional growth opportunities
  • Fosters collaborative and active learning among students, and strengthens students’ relationships with faculty members
  • Offers researchers and artists opportunities for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work
  • Closes the theory/research-to-practice gap by involving both academics and practitioners in all stages of engaged projects
  • Increases retention, progression, and graduation rates for student participants
  • Contributes to faculty members’ research, teaching, and service agendas
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