Faculty & Staff Resources

​University of Delaware faculty members are engaged with the community in a variety of ways. Their teaching often provides opportunities for students to apply their knowledge in collaboration with a community partner. Their research and creative activities break disciplinary boundaries and promote the development of solutions to global problems.

Faculty members also perform as servant leaders, in applying their disciplinary knowledge and skills to develop policies and documents for local, regional, national and global audiences. 

The Community Engagement Initiative is dedicated to providing support for faculty to conduct their teaching, research/creative activities and service in a scholarly manner. The documents linked to this message are designed to assist in the successful implementation, assessment and dissemination of scholarly community engaged projects.


What are the most common terms relating to community engagement, and how are they defined and used by the public, universities, and other organizations?

CEI and the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy produced Community Engagement Terms and Mearning: A Deeper Dive into Definitions document to help universities and organizations better identify their community-engaged activities and recognize what type of activity they are promoting.