OCE research initiatives

The Office of Community Engagement conducts research and disseminates findings that advance best practices and inform the work of community engagement—at IU Indianapolis and around the world.

We partner with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research through the Community Engaged Research Group to further research across the campus. And we work with faculty to share their community-engagement research efforts.

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What is community-engaged research?

Community-engaged research takes place in the field. Faculty members and students conduct research that assists them as they partner with communities to meet an identified need and improve quality of life.

While partnerships vary in their depth, researchers often incorporate community organizations into every part of the research process.

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What is the scholarship of engagement?

The scholarship of engagement refers to scholarly activities that study community-engaged projects.

It analyzes how best to conduct this type of research, enhances the community-engaged research framework, and measures how researchers, students, and communities benefit from these projects.

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Consider researching a critical issue in Indiana

There are a number of issues that the community, along with a number of institutions concerned with community-engaged research, have identified as research priorities.

Learn more about critical issues in Indiana

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