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Institute of Engaged Scholarship

University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu’s Institute of Engaged Scholarship (IES) serves the public good through active collaboration with community partners to address and impact key issues in our communities. IES supports faculty scholarship that impacts community progress and transformation.

IES provides institutional support and resources to support innovative growth and development of high quality applied research. IES will establish guiding principles aligned to campus and strategic outcomes and appoint a faculty advisory board to setup and establish the process, goals, and outcomes for the design of the institute.

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Guiding Principles for Programs and Projects

IES engages and connects faculty, students and community stakeholders through groundbreaking, collaborative research and initiatives.

  • Engage faculty, staff and students in interrelated, transdisciplinary and innovative scholarship.
  • Foster systemic impact and transformative outcomes.
  • Empower participants in scholarship that is collaborative and participatory.
  • Strengthen and increase community access to our campus’ expertise including faculty, programs, and resources.
  • Address campus and/or community needs that connect teaching, research, and service to redefine a scholars’ work as generating, disseminating, applying, and preserving knowledge for the direct benefit of the communities we serve.