Four University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information faculty members were selected to participate in the inaugural Land-grant Engagement Academy, a two-day program through UK’s Land-Grant Engagement Office focused on building multi-disciplinary partnerships around community-level engagement work.
Faculty members in the inaugural cohort include Maria Cahill, professor in the School of Information Science; Kakie Urch, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Media; Sarah Geegan, assistant professor in the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication and Allyson DeVito, senior lecturer in the School of Journalism and Media.
The Engagement Academy, held Sept. 13-14, gathered 39 faculty and staff members across 12 UK colleges and units on campus with a common interest in engagement and outreach in Kentucky communities.
The schedule consisted of engagement programming, seminars, discussion and review of projects that could lead to campus-wide collaborations, visits to regional extension offices and new opportunities to collaborate on community-level partnerships.
Following the success of the inaugural event, the Engagement Academy is expected to become an annual event.
Visit engagement.uky.edu to learn more about the Engagement Academy and land-grant engagement.