Cornell initiatives—High Road Fellowships, Buffalo Commons, Careers in Public Service. Engaged Cornell and Activist-Scholars—collaboratively integrate scholarly and practical understanding through actionable research, internships, workshops and forums, curriculum development, and policy. They create spaces for collective knowledge sharing, advancing an equitable economy and democratic community to strengthen civic action and learning communities in post-industrial cities. This session will benefit a variety of participants including faculty looking for ways to develop engaged curriculum, graduate or PhD students seeking connections with organizations for community-based participatory research, staff developing internship opportunities or organizations who are looking for tools to better partner with institutions of higher education, and assessment of impact on students, the community and the university.
Reflect on barriers and opportunities to university-community collaboration in three spaces: internships, research, and “experts”
Identify opportunities in their work to utilize tools provided to them from the Co-Lab initiatives
Examine what democratizing knowledge means and define their personal role
Discuss replicability and transferability to their institutions and/or metro areas