INSTITUTE OF ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP
University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu (UHWO) 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.
Message from the Chancellor
E mālama pono!
Message from the Director
Pūpūkahi i Holomua!
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.
The following focus areas are essential to IES and act as drivers of success. Not only do they align with University of Hawaii – West Oʻahu’s Strategic Plan, these focus areas also reflect the importance of transdisciplinarity, an approach that incorporates knowledge from multiple perspectives.
Au ʻŌiwi: Thriving Learning, Teaching, Leadership
Wai Ola: Social Justice
- Mālama ʻĀina: Care for Land, People and Resources
Mauli Ola: Health and Well-being
Goals and Action Steps
Listed below are the goals of IES, including the specific action steps required in order to achieve the goals.
Foster growth and strengthen applied research development support across all divisions which results in innovative programs that address community, social, environmental, and social justice issues.
Establish a thriving research culture of applied inquiry and engaged scholarship and evaluation/assessment.
Support faculty efforts to develop and sustain research and engage students in research initiatives and opportunities.
Develop and improve campus classroom and outdoor spaces to foster undergraduate applied research experiences and support core research facilities.
The IES Logic Model serves as a framework and tool used to evaluate the effectiveness of IES programs and initiatives.
GRANTS AND EXTRAMURAL FUNDING
This section includes links to grants and extramural funding opportunities and resources available through the UH System Office of Research Services (ORS), myGrants (UH system opportunities) and Grants.gov (Federal opportunities).
- Office of Research Services
ORS strives to provide effective efficient services to facilitate the stewardship of extramural funding activities available within the UH System.
myGRANT is the University of Hawaii System’s personalized version of the Kuali Foundation’s open source research administration software, Kuali Coeus (KC).
- Grant Search
Grants.gov provides a single website for all federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them.
Pivot provides Research Administrators, Research Development Professionals, and individual faculty members the edge—by bringing together the right research opportunities, funding, and people—quickly and easily.
- UH West O‘ahu Grant Proposal Concept Form
Ready to get started on a grant idea? Use this new grant proposal concept form to contact IES.
This section includes information to support faculty, students, and staff with regulatory requirements, trainings, relevant protocols, and studies.
- Office of Research Compliance
The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) assures the public that research at UH is performed responsibly
- Human Studies Program (HSP)
HSP works with the UH research community to ensure the health, welfare, rights and dignity of people who participate in UH research.
- CITI Training
CITI Program is dedicated to promoting the public’s trust in the research enterprise.
UH IRB eProtocol
Launched by the Human Studies Program, this is the first electronic IRB application submission system that supports protocols to protect human participants involved in UH research projects.
- Submit a New Protocol
A direct link to information and resources regarding submitting new protocols.
A link to templates and information regarding Social & Behavioral Science (SBS) and Biomedical Research, consent documentation, regulatory documents/toolkit, and other useful study documentations.
A link to Frequently Asked Questions related to Human Studies application submission and eProtocol.
ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP NEWS
The latest news from the Institute of Engaged Scholars.
- Faculty in Action
The latest news regarding UHWO faculty in action.
The UHWO P.I.K.O. Project focuses on increasing enrollment, retention, and graduation, particularly among Native Hawaiians and contributing to the development of a high-skilled, high-wage workforce.
- P.I.K.O. Project:
- PUEO Leadership Program
The Peer Undergraduate Engagement and Orientation or PUEO Leadership Program is a peer mentor program dedicated to helping new students adjust to the social, personal, and academic aspects of college life.
- Ke Ala Kauwela, The Pathway to Summer, The Summer Academy is one of UH West O‘ahu’s signature programs that help local high school graduates get an early start on the college experience.
- Scholarship and Publications
Scholarship and publications on community engagement.
Community Engagement and Service Learning
Opportunities for community engagement and service learning.
- Service Learning Opps
- Research at UHWO
A link to a monthly newspaper on research at West O‘ahu.
ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
Resources related to community engagement research and extramural funding.
- Community Engagement and Service Learning
Student opportunities for community engagement and service learning.
- Community Engagement Huaka’i (field trip) Support
A link to professional development huaka‘i or field trips focused on community engagement.
Research Poster Printing
Link to research poster printing services available to faculty and students.
A list of UHWO’s community partners with links.
Undergraduate Engaged Scholarship Symposium
UHWO’s annual Undergraduate Engaged Scholarship Symposium.
- Upcoming 2018 Symposium
- PIKO Project Guest Speaker Request Form
Resources for requesting a guest speaker.
REPORTS AND STATISTICS
Useful UHWO reports and statistics resources to help during the grant or proposal writing process.
IES EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Information and resources on IES events and opportunities, including training, certification programs, professional development, etc.
- IES Guest Speaker
Forms and resources for IES Guest Speakers.
- Professional Development
IES Professional development opportunities.
- Grant Training
IES training related to grants and extramural funding opportunities.
- ORS Contracts and Grants Certification
The Office of Research Services contracts and grant certification program available throughout the UH system.