Diane Filion Center for
Advancing Faculty Excellence

We offer semester-long and year-long professional learning opportunities, a collaboration between External Relations and Constituent Engagement (ERCE) and CAFE.

Community-Engaged Scholarship

UMKC faculty produce community-engaged scholarship through reciprocal, mutually beneficial partnerships between the university’s knowledge centers – faculty, students, curriculum, libraries – and community organizations, individuals and resources. Both research and teaching activities fall under the umbrella term of community-engaged scholarship when the activities are grounded in the community and designed with members of the community. Aside from mastering the content area, engaged scholars are also deeply involved in local communities and learn from community partners.

Community-engaged scholarship takes time, patience, and persistence.