University of the Free State Integrated Transformation Plan (ITP) Project

The University of the Free State’s Integrated Transformation Plan (ITP) funds this project. It undertaken by two researchers- Ntimi Mtawa from the HEHD research group of the University of the Free State and Pablo Del Monte of the University of Waikato, New Zealand. The project aims to respond to the ITP imperatives related to decolonisation and democratisation of knowledge/s as well as contribution to the public good in and through community engagement. The project focuses on using Qualitative Impact Assessment Protocol (QuIP) to conduct impact assessment of Community engagement (CE)/engaged scholarship (ES) impact. The aim of the project is to assess the impact of selected community engagement project/programme on students and external communities. The QuIP approach would contribute to enhancing the relevance of CE/ES projects to students and community members in terms of skills and values and capacity to access and contribute to knowledge and utilisation. This is within the broader realm, of epistemic justice, common good and socially embedded learning and student experience. The project aims to yield several publication, policy brief and stimulate debate about the impact of community engagement within and beyond universities’ boundaries. It also intends to propose a more nuanced and expansive framework and methodology of assessing community engagement projects in an inclusive and equitable fashion.

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