The Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative: A National Change Initiative Focused on Faculty Roles and Rewards

  • Sarena D. Seifer University of Washington


This issue of Metropolitan Universities includes papers emanating from the work of the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative, a three-year (2004-2007) initiative designed to build capacity for community-engaged scholarship (CES) in health professional schools. As the core principles and challenges of CES are similar across disciplines, readers will find the Collaborative' s processes, products and outcomes relevant to any institutional context. This paper presents the rationale and context for the Collaborative; describes its institutional change model, key components, and lessons learned; and introduces the Faculty for the Engaged Campus initiative that builds from the Collaborative' s work.