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Module 1 - The Engaged Scholar
This module is the foundation for the rest of the modules It gives students a context for university-community engagement by describing UofM’s history and mission as an urban-serving research institution. This module challenges students to accept the responsibility of engaging with community partners, and describes a process (as elaborated by other modules) of how they may become engaged. It also presents examples of student community engagement projects.
Module 2 - Power and Privilege
This module illustrates how understanding and being sensitive to the differences in levels of power and privilege will help you engage more effectively with people in the community. It will help you to be more aware of your actions and thoughts so that you are able to respect and honor differences in people and ideas. Learning these concepts now will assist you as you continue through the other modules.
Module 3 - Be a Good Partner
This module describes how to work responsively with community partners and teammates. It builds on a growing set of understandings and practices outlined in previous modules. Module 1 describes the opportunities students have to be engaged in community partnerships. Module 2 explains that at the center of a good partnership is a person who understands others by knowing her- or himself. Module 2 also sets the stage for good partnerships by helping us to understand and honor diversity.
Module 4 - Asset Based Community Engagement
At the University of Memphis, community-university partnerships are scholarly, community-based, collaborative, responsive, asset based, capacity-building, and for the public good. The modules explore each of these important attributes of community engaged scholarship. Module 4 focuses on Asset Based Community Engagement.
Module 5 - Capacity Building for Sustained Change
At the University of Memphis, community-university partnerships are scholarly, community-based, collaborative, responsive, asset based, capacity-building, and for the public good. The modules explore each of these important attributes of community engaged scholarship. Module 5 focuses on Capacity Building for Sustained Change.