Three Take-Aways From My Year as a Community-Engaged Teaching Fellow During COVID 

By: Nadia Kaneva, Media, Film and Journalism Studies In early October 2020, as I stumbled through a second quarter of teaching remotely from my kitchen table and living in near total isolation, an email from DU’s Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL) delivered a spark of hope to my inbox. “Apply to the Community-Engaged … Continue reading Three Take-Aways From My Year as a Community-Engaged Teaching Fellow During COVID 

Bridging Learning and Doing: Colorado Quechua Cultural Outreach/ Peruvian Sheepherder Project

By: Alison Krögel, Associate Professor, Andean Literary and Cultural Studies; Department of Spanish Language, Literary & Cultural Studies (SLLCS) Since 2013, I have collaborated with various organizations on issues related to Peruvian sheepherders who work in remote regions of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West under the auspices of the H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Colorado Quechua Cultural Outreach/ Peruvian Sheepherder Project

Bridging Learning and Doing: Evaluating for the Greater Good

By: Erin Haseley, Graduate Student, Research Methods and Statistics; Robyn Thomas Pitts, Assistant Professor, Evaluation & Mixed Methods Research The Research Methods and Statistics (RMS) program in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) prepares students to “use data as a tool for promoting…the public good.” In a series of community-engaged courses on evaluation research taught … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Evaluating for the Greater Good

Bridging Learning and Doing: Community Forum on Race, Racism, and Buddhism

By: Benjamin Nourse, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies "This is like a pop-up sangha" one participant declared during the course of the community forum on Race, Racism, and Buddhism. The Sanskrit term she used, sangha, is used popularly by many Buddhists in the US to talk about community. The community that had come together … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Community Forum on Race, Racism, and Buddhism

Bridging Learning and Doing: Supporting Partnerships with Immigrant and Labor Rights Organizations

By: Rebecca Galemba, Associate Professor, Korbel School of International Studies Supported by a CCESL mini-grant, my Winter 2020 Qualitative Methods course paired Korbel MA graduate students in community-based research partnerships with immigrant and labor rights organizations in the Denver area. In the course, students learn-by-doing - drawing on class readings, strong partnerships, and practical experience … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Supporting Partnerships with Immigrant and Labor Rights Organizations

Bridging Learning and Doing: Updates on Antiracism and Anti-Oppression Reviews at CCESL

By: Anne P. DePrince, CCESL Director, Professor of Psychology The summer months for an office like CCESL stay busy with an extraordinary amount of planning for the year ahead. As we simultaneously finish up internal evaluations of programs from the previous academic year, we integrate what we learned from the previous year into planning for … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Updates on Antiracism and Anti-Oppression Reviews at CCESL

Community Engagement and Remote Teaching: Reflections and Resources

By: Cara DiEnno, Julie Olomi, Anne P. DePrince, CCESL Faculty across campus and the country are working to adapt courses for remote learning – including many of us teaching community-engaged courses. At this time of transition, we offer some reflections and resources to support remote community-engaged teaching.   Community-Engaged, Not Necessarily Community-Based Community-engaged classes incorporate … Continue reading Community Engagement and Remote Teaching: Reflections and Resources

Bridging Learning and Doing: The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative

By: Marie E. Berry, Assistant Professor, Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI) Summer Institute is an intensive training program for frontline, women-identified activists to network and learn strategies for waging effective nonviolent movements to advance peace and security around the world. The IGLI Summer Institute is part … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative

Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Partnership

By Kateri McRae, Professor, Psychology This spring, junior and senior psychology students in Professor Kateri McRae’s Emotion Regulation class worked to do something that scientists and journalists constantly struggle with – communicating recent scientific results to a non-specialized audience. The class was focused on emotion regulation, which refers to all the ways that we might … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Partnership

Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Academy for Scholarly Success Helps Students Navigate Psychology Training Pipeline

By Apryl Alexander, Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Professional Psychology The goal of the Psychology Academy for Scholarly Success (PASS) program was to assist first-generation undergraduate psychology students, including underrepresented and economically and educationally disadvantaged students, through the graduate psychology training pipeline and into mental and behavioral health professions careers through a University of … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Academy for Scholarly Success Helps Students Navigate Psychology Training Pipeline