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Professional Development

Seminars and Workshops

Community Engagement Academy

The Community Engagement Academy (CEA) is an interdisciplinary professional development program designed for new UTK faculty (0-3 years) and graduate students who wish to learn the foundations of community engagement and engaged scholarship and apply knowledge to research and practice. CEA will provide emerging engagement scholars with background literature on the history of community engagement, facilitated discussion, project design, mentoring, and presentations to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engagement and engaged scholarship. CEA is offered each fall semester.

Community Engagement Seminar Series

The Community Engagement Seminar Series is a monthly webinar series open to all members of the campus community. The webinar series will take place on zoom.

Click Here to Register for one or all of the Fall 2023 Community Engagement Seminars


Click Here to Register for one or all of the Spring 2024 Community Engagement Seminars


2024 Community Engagement Academy Summer Intensive

The summer intensive version of Community Engagement Academy for doctoral students will be held summer 2024. Stay tuned for updates on applying and dates!

Click Here to View Previous CEA Summer Intensive Cohorts


“Thoughtful Thursday” Community Conversations

The Strategic Initiatives Unit within the Division of Diversity and Engagement is bringing back Thoughtful Thursdays, a series revolving around inclusive excellence through intentional professional development. Sessions are regularly held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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