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Professional Development

Seminars and Workshops

“Third Thursday” Community Conversations

Community conversations are one-hour facilitated discussions around specific subjects. These dialogues are open to all members of the university community and public.

Community Engagement Seminar Series

The Community Engagement Seminar Series is a monthly webinar series open to all members of the campus community.

Register here.

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 Academy Summer Intensive Program

This intensive program is held from June 7-8 and is only for doctoral students.