Community & Friends

Community Engagement Writing

The Community Engagement Writing Learning Community aims to connect community-engaged scholars to explore opportunities and challenges related to writing for scholarly publication through collaborating, networking, and supporting each other’s ideas.

The Community Engagement Writing Group will meet weekly throughout the fall semester. The purpose of this group is to establish an interdisciplinary community of practice among faculty whose scholarship connects to community engagement. Specific activities of the group will include networking, sharing writing projects and goals, and time for individual or collaborative writing. Periodically, the group will host guest speakers to share their expertise on relevant topics. This group is sponsored by the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement.

We have reserved space for individual writing and a separate space for collaboration with colleagues. You are welcomed and encouraged to bring colleagues from the campus and the community to be a part of the community.
Meeting Dates:
  • Each Thursday between January 17 and May 9
Meeting Locations:
  • 3603 MHRA (home base)
  • 3501 MHRA (collaboration space)
Tentative Agenda for each week:
  • 9:00 – 9:30: Discussion
  • 9:30 – 11:00: Writing
  • 11:00 – 12:00: More writing time!

To be included in regular communications regarding this learning community, email Michael Hemphill, mahemphi@uncg.edu.


Hemphill photoDr. Michael A. Hemphill is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology with teaching and service responsibilities in the new EdD in Kinesiology Online program. Dr. Hemphill’s research focuses on teaching personal and social responsibility in through sport, physical activity, and physical education with specific applications to urban communities and professional development programs for physical activity providers. Email mahemphi@uncg.edu for more information about the community-engaged writing learning community.