Call for Applications: 2022 Community Engaged Scholars Immersion Program

Apply today for the 2022 Community Engaged Scholars Immersion Program 

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Office of Community Engagement invites researchers, clinicians and learners to explore community engagement in an immersive format.

This 3.5-day program focuses on the foundational elements necessary for creating successful, sustainable and authentic community-academic partnerships and is designed for those looking to deepen and expand their existing community engagement practice. During this experience, participants will learn the principles and processes of community engagement and community engaged research (CEnR), learn from community partners’ experiences with community-academic partnerships, engage in discussion with researchers who’ve developed and maintained partnerships, and explore approaches to relationship development.

Participants will conclude the program with various community engagement tools gleaned from workshops, panels, networking, reflections and discussions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the importance of community assets as a key component in
    community-academic partnerships. (K)
  2. Examine personal self-awareness and accountability as a community engagement
    practitioner. (C)
  3. Identify various principles that help support and create strong community-academic partnerships. (C)
  4. Explain your capacity to be community engaged. (S)
  5. Formulate ways to stack your personal goals, research priorities, and community
    engagement philosophies for future objectives. (S)
  6. Apply foundational elements of partnership development to partnerships that you’ve
    built in the past or intend to pursue in the future.  (Ap)

Bloom’s Taxonomy (Bloom, 1956) – K- Knowledge   C-Comprehend   Ap-Apply   S-Synthesize   E-Evaluate

Program timeline: TuesdayJuly 26–Friday, July 29, 2022
The program begins with an evening session on Tuesday, July 26. Day-long sessions will follow on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 27–July 29.

Program Cost: No cost to participate. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Transportation to daily program locations and some meals will be provided.

Applicant criteria:

  1. Be a researcher, clinician, or learner committed to building capacity for
    community engagement
  2. Have at least one year of graduate level study and experience partnering with communities
  3. Have a willingness to be culturally humble
  4. Be available to participate in the entire experience

Please be aware that program participants are selected from an application process, and space is limited. If you are selected, further information will be provided to you using the email you indicate on the application. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on June 10, 2022.

Click here to apply or use the button below.

Please contact program coordinator Erika Petterson at with any questions.