The Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy provides professional development and project support for community engagement. Faculty selected to the program participate in cohort-based workshops and develop a research project with a community partner. Projects result in a culture of partnership, reciprocity and high-quality scholarship across campus and beyond.
ECU graduate and undergraduate students are assigned to work on EOSA projects and participate in the Student Engagement and Outreach Academy. These students come from a variety of fields of study. Students learn about community engagement and are involved in project design, data collection and analysis, publication and other aspects of scholarly research and creative activity. After a peer selection process, scholars attend a series of workshops, complete a research proposal and implement the research with a community partner.