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January 22, 2024

Catherine De Almeida selected for Community Engagement Lead Role

Catherine De Almeida, Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture was selected as one of twelve faculty and staff across the University of Washington Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses to focus on topics related to community engaged research and learning.

“The initial priorities for community engagement infrastructure to be addressed through this funding include:

  • Develop community engagement best principles and blueprints in alignment with diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Support or incorporate community engagement in campus-scale strategies and planning
  • Remove fiscal policy/process barriers to community engagement
  • Improve data collection (tracking, mapping, documentation) and analysis (assessment, evaluation) of community engagement
  • Support faculty and staff community engagement by developing and expanding resources for professional development, promotion and tenure, and other supports
  • Grow student community engagement training and professional development opportunities
  • Build appropriate tri-campus institutional efficiencies and coordination of community engagement to center the benefits to community partners.”