21st century universities are increasingly called upon to explore the “big questions” that challenge our communities, nation, and globe. The Office of Community Engagement can provide support for faculty who want to combine discipline-based scholarship and community engagement.

Engaged Scholarship Best Practices. Explore books, articles, and websites recommended by engaged-scholarship expert Barbara Holland, Ph.D.

Publishing. Academic journals in a wide variety of fields publish community-engaged work. Check out this list compiled by engaged-scholarship expert Lorilee Sandmann, Ph.D.

Project Funding. Sponsored Projects Administration can help you identify the right grant to fund your community-engaged work, including funding from the Community Foundation of Muncie/Delaware County, the Ball Brothers Foundation, and Indiana Campus Compact.

Conferences. As a member of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium and Indiana Campus Compact, Ball State faculty and staff have unique opportunities to present their work and learn from others.  

Awards. We’ve compiled a list of state, national, and international faculty awards for community engagement.  

“Engaging Community” Series.These hour-long forums from the Office of Community Engagement provide regular opportunities for faculty to network with colleagues from across the university, hear about other faculty experiences around community-engaged work, and walk away with new ideas, tools, and/or partners. Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Professional Development. The Office of Community Engagement sponsors a variety of in-depth faculty development sessions designed to enable faculty to successfully pursue meaningful, rigorous, and mutually beneficial projects with community partners. Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Events. Browse upcoming events related to community engagement.