CommUniversity: Strengthening Community Partnerships at University of Pretoria, South Africa
Thursday, August 11, 20228:30 am – 10:00 am EDT/GMT-4
8:30 AM New York l 2:30 PM Vienna
The CommUniversity 2022 workshop series, organized by OSUN and the Talloires Network, showcases university civic engagement approaches (frameworks, strategies, methods, and practices) that have been shown to produce favorable results and that represent a standard suitable for adoption or adaptation.
Other workshops in the monthly series feature leaders in the field of university civic engagement, highlighting innovative community-university research in communities in the United States, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Uganda, Ghana, and Austria.
This workshop is led by Martina Jordaan, Head of Community Engagement Research and postgraduate studies at the University of Pretoria, with community members Glen Mokwena, Chair, Historical Society of Mamelodi, and Rev. Chris Nkomo, Vice-Chair, Historical Society of Mamelodi.
Dr. Jordaan was previously responsible for a compulsory undergraduate module, Community-Based Project of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT at the University of Pretoria, where more than 1600 students enrolled annually in the module and were involved in more than 570 projects per year at various community sites. Dr. Jordaan will reflect on engaged research and its value in strengthening community partnerships between a higher education institution and the broader community.