Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning
Community Based Research and Engaged Scholarship
What is Community-Based Research?
A partnership of students, faculty, and community members who collaboratively engage in research with the purpose of solving a pressing community problem or effecting social change. (Strand, et. al., p. 3)*
-Strand, Marullo, Cutforth, Stoecker, Donohue. (2003)
Community-Based Research and Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
CUPS support for Community-Based Research
The CUPS Office has been involved in supporting faculty at the University of Vermont who collaboratively engage the community in their research, with the intent of providing a public benefit. We have brought national leaders in the CBR movement to campus, facilitated a network of faculty involved in CBR, and conducted a study of the needs of these faculty members at UVM (in partnership with the Jeffords Center). Currently, we are finalizing the report from this study and working with UVM administrators to develop recommendations.
Our office offers programmatic support to CBR through the following:
If you would like to discuss CBR or gain referrals to CBR practitioners on campus, please contact our office.
- Support of undergraduate CBR research: students may win the Public Research & Civic Endeavors scholarship to work on faculty-led CBR projects as research assistants
- Resource Library with materials on Community-Based Research
Other Helpful Resources
- Strand, et. al. Community-Based Research and Higher Education (2003; Jossey-Bass)
- Community Based Research, a special
issue of the Michigan Journal of Service-Learning
- National Community-Based Research Network
- Jacoby, B. & Associates, Building Partnerships for Service-Learning, Chapter 11 (2003: Jossey Bass)
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