The Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) is a research and training center to support and study the emerging field of scientific community engagement.
Scientific community engagement, also known as community management, refers to the human infrastructure that is necessary to support healthy and productive STEM communities. These roles include a range of job titles – from community manager, program manager, and network engagement manager to assistant director of a research center. In all cases, the purpose of community engagement is to connect and empower members to work together towards a common goal.
The goal and focus areas of the Center
The goal of CSCCE is to professionalize and institutionalize the role of the community engagement manager within science. All of our activities are in service of this.
Underpinned by an ethos of collaborative, evidence-based activities and the development of network-centric leaders, CSCCE has three focus areas:
Consultancy and Resources
Research to better characterize and support the emerging role of the scientific community engagement manager – including through collaborations with others.
These three areas are tightly interlinked – with the research informing training materials and organizational feedback signposting future areas for research and/or curriculum development.
Join the conversations
We are working to nurture a vibrant community of scientific community professionals and those interested in scientific community engagement. Join the conversations in the following places:
Recent blog Posts
- CSCCE Community Tools Trial Recap: Virtual escape rooms in Gather
- Announcing the CSCCE Community Manager Certification Program
- Champions programs tip sheets all now available!
- CSCCE Community Tools Trial Recap: A “Butter” way to Zoom?
- July’s community call: The evolving landscape of STEM community manager roles – findings from the CSCCE community manager case studies
- New section of the CSCCE glossary focuses on virtual events
- The long haul: Understanding STEM community sustainability as a systems challenge
COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
EXPLORE OUR resources
Check out our three-part guidebook on the Community Participation Model:
Download our four-part virtual events guidebook:
Review what other scientific communities look like:
Explore scientific community manager roles