Advancing Graduate Research Impact in Society

Professional Development Program for Future Engaged-Scholars

The Advancing Graduate Research Impact in Society certification program fosters the development of engaged scholarship. This professional development program will increase your knowledge, skills, and experience translating your research in ways that help solve societal problems. The program is open is any graduate student or post-doctoral fellow enrolled at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.

Participants will meet weekly to learn how to become engaged scholars, develop community partnerships, engage with diverse communities, evaluate engagement activities, and communicate their engaged work.

All sessions are in-person.

Class Location:
Purdue Grad Student Center, Northwestern Ave., Room 105

Class Day/Time:
Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 P.M.

Registration opens May 18, 2023 and closes June 16, 2023.

Register here.


Module 1History of community engaged scholarship
FoundationsVariations in community engaged scholarship
Module 2Initiating community partnerships
Community PartnershipsSustaining community partnerships
Techniques for community collaboration
Module 3Engaging with diverse communities
Criticality in community engagementCritical reflection and critical thinking
Ethics in community engaged scholarship
Module 4Asset-based community engagement
Approaches and perspectivesCapacity building for sustained change
Module 5Communicating with public audiences
Communication and scholarly skillsCommunicating with academic audiences
Module 6Evaluating community partnerships
Successful community engagement careersDocumenting and communicating accomplishments
Community engagement across the career span