Texas Tech University

Faculty & Staff Resources

Community Engagement is an overarching commitment that can inform and enrich all three categories of faculty activity: teaching, research, and service.  Faculty members who embody the ideal of community engagement integrate it into their teaching and their research/scholarly/creative activities as well as those activities traditionally categorized as "service." 

Community Engaged Scholarship includes discovering, applying or synthesizing knowledge, skills or ideas in ways that shed light on social, civic or ethical problems or contribute to the human and economic well-being of communities and individuals. Community partners collaborate with engaged scholars by helping define the goals, scope and methods of a particular research or creative project.

Our office collaborates with academic units to facilitate engagement activities and partnerships with individuals, communities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, PreK-12 schools, health care providers, government, and neighborhood organizations for the purpose of addressing a local, national, or global need.


Birgit Green, Ph.D.
Director, Office Academic Engagement
Texas Tech University 314 Drane Hall
Phone: (806)834-2308