The USF Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships is undergoing a leadership transition. Dr. Elizabeth Strom will be stepping down as the office’s director in order to become Graduate Director for the School of Public Affairs.While we regret losing Dr. Strom’s leadership, we are excited that Dr. Harold Keller, former Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the USF College of Education, will replace her as Interim Director. Dr. Paul Dosal, Vice Provost for Student Success, was delighted that Keller was ready, willing, and able to take the lead of OCEP, which is central to the mission of Student Success.
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The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is one of 40 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as Community Engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
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
Let us put you on the map! Our office has created a new map documenting USF–community partnerships. If you don’t find your projects on the map, that means we don’t have your information stored in our database. Send an email...Read more