Community-Engaged Scholarship


The Nashman Center provides support and advocacy to promote Community-Engaged Scholarship. GW has a proud tradition of high quality service-learning courses as well as community-engaged research, creative work, and engaged professional practice.


Community Engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. 

The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good. 

– Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching



Programs and Resources for Faculty

            Breakfast Conversations Series

            Faculty Learning Communities (FLC)


Grants, Awards, and Fellowships

            Nashman Faculty Development Grants

            Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning

            Nashman Prize for Community-Based Participatory Research

Community-Engaged Scholarship Courses

            Standards of practice for community-engaged scholarship courses

            Resources for students in community-engaged scholarship courses

The GW Symposium on Community-Engaged Scholarship: May 1, 2018


The Nashman Faculty Update: Current resources and events in support of community-engaged faculty


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A Culture of Service

Members of the GW Community including students, faculty and alumni speak on how GW helped shape their experiences in public service.