Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy

The ECU Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academies (EOSA) develop students and faculty to plan and conduct the scholarship of engagement. The Academies include EOSA (faculty), SEOSA (graduate students), ECS EOSA (EC Scholars) and MEOSA (focused on engagement with the military. After a peer selection process, scholars attend a series of workshops, complete a research proposal, and implement the research with a community partner.

The Academies' purpose is to increase participants' knowledge, motivation, and capacity to secure research funding and conduct scholarly engagement within engagement, outreach, and curricular engagement. The Academies allow key external stakeholders to partner with ECU faculty and improve the quality of life for eastern North Carolina and beyond. By the end of the Academy, participants will:

  • Identify the ECU resources for partnerships
  • Evaluate current ECU partnerships for scholarly opportunities
  • Develop a community partnership, effective relationships with community partner
  • Demonstrate an engaged scholarship research agenda by working with an assigned coach and community
  • Implement the research project
The goals of the EOSA have been uploaded here. For more information on how to apply or to view past projects, please navigate the links to the right.