Welcome to the inaugural publication of ENGAGE! IUPUI’s first journal dedicated to community-engaged and community-based participatory research. IUPUI is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally as an urban-serving research and health sciences university. This issue is dedicated to celebrating the campus’ 50th anniversary and recognizing its decades of public facing scholarship.
Community-engaged research (CER) in city settings is focused on the processes and results of inquiry-focused relationships between community partners and representatives of the university. Guiding principles of social justice, mutuality, and reciprocity are practiced through dialogue, co-learning, and long-term commitments to participation. In the urban setting, community-engaged research is attentive to the rich diversity of cultures and languages as well as poverty and wealth; to privilege and marginalization. CER practices are equity-driven and intentionally change-oriented. This means acknowledging issues of power and the critical importance of cultural humility.
ENGAGE! Co-created knowledge serving the stateVol. 1 No. 2 (2020)
Our second issue of ENGAGE! is in honor of Indiana University's Bicentennial. This edition showcases community-engagement and community-based participatory research from all of IU's campuses across the state of Indiana.
ENGAGE! Co-created knowledge serving the public goodVol. 1 No. 3 (2020)In our third issue of ENGAGE!, Indiana University's first academic journal focused on community-engaged research, we stress the critical importance of community engaged research focused on racism and the significant impacts on our communities and neighbors. "We hope you gain a deeper appreciation and base of knowledge about peace through this issue of ENGAGE! from people who have devoted their lives to making our world a better place. Know that it only takes one person to begin the peacemaking process. You do not have to wait for a peacemaker. Become a peacemaker creating a better world for everyone." -- ENGAGE! Guest Editor Tim Nation, Executive Director, Peace Learning Center