Community Engagement

The community engagement projects of the College of Graduate Studies are centered on the research mission and objectives of the Research, Postgraduate Studies, Innovation and Commercialisation Portfolio.

In view of the College’s research agenda, the community engagement projects in the College of Graduate Studies are research-based. This aligns with the objectives of the Research & Innovation Portfolio and the College’s role in teaching community-engaged research theory as part of a training repertoire to give substance to Unisa’s goal to advance multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary.

Community engagement is the centre of all research conducted in the College of Graduate Studies. The impact of the current registered project has in the communities is driven by the university policies of educating and emancipating communities. The project demonstrates the position of community engagement scholarship in the College of Graduate Studies.

The College identifies partnerships with communities with specific needs which can be addressed through the expertise of the College in the areas of teaching and research.  The School of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies housed in the College will investigate international community engagement fellowships in order to identify opportunities and further expand its community engagement activities

A designated Community Engagement Manager, who is also a member of the Senate Community Engagement Committee, is responsible for the coordination of community engagement projects in the College and serves on the Senate Community Engagement Committee with the Executive Dean. Each individual College-approved community engagement project is championed by a project leader under the guidance of the Director of a School.

Last modified: 2021/10/14