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MUJ Dialogue Series: Developing and Sustaining Institutional Support for Community-Engaged Research

Metropolitan Universities Journal, the premier journal of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), provides an opportunity for scholarly peer-reviewed online publication that centers the relationship between communities and campuses. In this webinar series, MUJ authors and editors will discuss key ideas from the most recent issue and invite readers to join in the work of connecting our scholarship to our practice.

The most recent special issue of Metropolitan Universities journal focuses on the role of higher education institutions in supporting and fostering community-engaged research. The degree to which colleges and universities promote positive social and economic change is mirrored in their institutional commitments and investments in community-engaged research. This requires broadening the research enterprise to include communities as sources of knowledge, wisdom, and experience. What practices, programs, policies, and pedagogies need to be institutionalized to support and foster community-engaged research? As part of this panel discussion, participants will engage with the guest editors and authors to discuss this topic in more depth.

Collaboratory’s Dr. Lauren Wendling will discuss her recent publication in the Metropolitan Universities Journal, Evaluating Community-Engaged Research in Promotion and Tenure.

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Jan 25 2024


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Open to the Public
Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities


Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities


  • Lauren Wendling
    Director of Institutional Success, Collaboratory

    Lauren works to ensure that all institutions successfully implement and utilize Collaboratory software to tell their story of community engagement. Prior to joining Collaboratory, Lauren worked as a Graduate Assistant within the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Office of Community Engagement where she built capacity for and implemented Collaboratory software to gather information from across campus and the community to inform assessment, institutional decision-making, and to tell the story of IUPUI’s collective impact. Lauren earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education from Indiana University Bloomington, with a focus on urban education. Lauren’s scholarship focuses on the recognition and evaluation of engaged scholarship within promotion and tenure and the institutionalization of community engagement.

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