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Community Engaged Scholars: Immersion Program

Apply today! Application period is open until 11:59 p.m. on June 10, 2022.

The Office of Community Engagement invites researchers, clinicians, and learners to explore community engagement in an immersive format.  

This 3.5-day program focuses on the foundational elements necessary for creating successful, sustainable, and authentic community-academic partnerships and is designed for those looking to deepen and expand their existing community engagement practice. During this experience, participants will learn the principles and processes of community engagement and community-engaged research (CEnR), learn from community partners' experiences with community-academic partnerships, engage in discussion with researchers who’ve developed and maintained partnerships, and explore approaches to relationship development.

Participants will conclude the program with various community engagement tools gleaned from workshops, panels, networking, reflections, and discussions.

Review Community Engagement Definitions (PDF)

What You Need to Know

Please be aware that program participants are selected from an application process and space is limited. If you are selected, further information will be provided to you using the email you indicate on the application.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on June 10, 2022.

Please email Erika Petterson, program coordinator, Office of Community Engagement at epetterson@mcw.edu with any questions or concerns.

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Applicant Criteria

Applicant Criteria

  1. Be a researcher, clinician, or learner committed to building capacity for community engagement
  2. Have at least one year of graduate-level study and experience partnering with communities
  3. Have a willingness to be culturally humble
  4. Be available to participate in the entire experience

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on June 10, 2022.

Please email Erika Petterson, program coordinator, Office of Community Engagement at epetterson@mcw.edu with any questions or concerns.

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Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the importance of community assets as a key component in community-academic partnerships (K) 
  2. Examine personal self-awareness and accountability as a community engagement practitioner (C) 
  3. Identify various principles that help support and create strong community-academic partnerships (C) 
  4. Explain your capacity to be community engaged (S)  
  5. Formulate ways to stack your personal goals, research priorities, and community engagement philosophies
    for future objectives (S)  
  6. Apply foundational elements of partnership development to partnerships that you’ve built in the past or
    intend to pursue in the future  (Ap) 


Bloom’s Taxonomy (Bloom, 1956) – K- Knowledge C-Comprehend Ap-Apply S-Synthesize E-Evaluate 

Application

Application

Please follow the link to submit an application.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on June 10, 2022.

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Timeline

Timeline

Tuesday, July 26 - Friday, July 29, 2022

  • Program begins with an evening session on Tuesday, July 26
  • Day-long sessions will follow on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 27-29

Cost

Cost

Cost: No cost to participate. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Transportation to daily program locations and some meals will be provided.

Please note: spots are limited, advance registration is required.


Hotel

Hotel

All hotels are within walking distance to the Fiserv Forum, as well as many new restaurants, bars, and breweries.

Participants are welcome to make overnight arrangements based on their own preferences and budget aided by whatever their personal mode of transportation allows.

Hotels

The Brewhouse Inn & Suites: 1215 N. 10th St., Milwaukee, WI 53205

Hyatt Place Milwaukee Downtown: 800 W. Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Aloft Milwaukee Downtown: 1230 N. Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Transportation

Transportation

  • Travel to and from airports/trains/buses, etc. will be the responsibility of the registrant.
  • Transportation will be provided from hotel to community locations during the week at no cost to the participants. In order to utilize this service, you must be present at the hotel during pick up and drop off times each day.

Air Travel

Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport is located approximately 20 minutes from the hotels listed and approximated 25 minutes from the Medical College of Wisconsin. For more information on airlines and transportation, visit the Mitchell Airport website

Train Travel

The Milwaukee Intermodal Station offers Amtrak train service and is located approximately 10 minutes from the hotels listed and 15 minutes from the Medical College of Wisconsin. For more information on train travel and features, visit the Amtrak website

Taxi and other transportation services

Travel to and from the airport/home is your responsibility. Taxis are available at the airport and intermodal station. Uber and Lyft are also available. 

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