2014-2015 News

2014 - 2015 News

OCEP awarded 2015 Diversity award

The Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships received the distinction of the University of South Florida 2015 Diversity Award for a Department. Read more >>

OCEP asks partners to read and comply with USF's Non-Discrimination policy

OCEP would like to congratulate Jennifer Webb, our office's Director of Community Partnerships, on being appointed to the Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity. Read more >>

USF Earns National Recognition for Commitment to Community Engagement

The University of South Florida has earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Read more >>

 Four Anthropologists Awarded OCEP's Research That Matters Faculty-Community Partner Grants

The USF Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships (OCEP) is pleased to announce the 2014 Research That Matters Faculty-Community Partner Grants, each awarded approximately $8,000. Read more >>

#USFGivingTuesday is a New Holiday Tradition and It's Not Too Late to Give!

On December 2nd, the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships launched a #USFGivingTuesday campaign. Read more >>

Service-Learning High-Impact Practice Grant Program Fall 2014 Awardees

Service-Learning High-Impact Practice Grants are designed to provide funding for courses incorporating service-learning. Service-learning is considered a "high-impact practice" (HIP), or "an investment of time and energy over an extended period that has unusually positive effects on student engagement in educationally purposeful behavior" (Kuh 2010: vi). Read more >>

 Blaming the Poor: The Long Shadow of the Moynihan Report on Cruel Images about Poverty by Susan Greenbaum

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Greenbaum, founding Director of the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships on the recent publication of her book! Read more >>

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman who won the Outstanding Community Engaged Teaching Award

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman was awarded USF's inaugural Outstanding Community Engaged Teaching Award. Read more >>

OCEP At a Glance: Fall Semester 2014

We are moving at high speed in the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships working tirelessly to continue our mission of connecting university faculty and students with community partners to build productive and deliberate collaborations. Read more >> 

A Bittersweet Ending and a New Beginning for OCEP

The USF Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships is undergoing a leadership transition. Dr. Elizabeth Strom will be stepping down as the office's director in order to become Graduate Director for the School of Public Affairs. Read more >>

OCEP Publishes New Magazine Featuring USF-Community Engagement

We are delighted to announce the publication of the OCEP magazine, which is designed to help readers better understand the work we do through stories of our faculty and community partners. Read more >>

Welcome Dr. Harold Keller!

Dr. Harold Keller has been involved with the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships since it was merely a gleam in the eye of the founders, and now he has joined OCEP as the first Faculty on Assignment for the next two years. Read more >>