Introduction to Engaged Scholarship Winter 2024

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This course enables students to learn the theory and practice of community-engaged scholarship while engaging in a small partnership project with a community organization. Engaged scholarship is understood as mutually beneficial learning partnerships between higher education institutions and community entities addressing pressing social and civic issues. Through brief readings, class discussions, and meetings with community partners, students will learn the history and context of engaged scholarship, explore the ethical, political, and cultural issues associated with this work, and improve their understanding of the Berkshires and town/gown relations. Through their project work, students will learn how to navigate the simultaneous challenges of engaging as learners, collaborators, knowledge co-creators, and social change agents.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 12
Expected: NA
Class#: 1108
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Project presentation and written reflection
Prerequisites: If overenrolled, the instructor will choose participants based on statements of interest.
Enrollment Preferences: Preference will be given to first-year students
Unit Notes: Dr. Consolini earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research experience includes studying the educational effects of jury service and consulting for the World Bank, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
STUX Winter Study Student Exploration
WELL Winter Study Wellness

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