In this experiential, community-based research course, Cornell in Washington program participants will design, implement, evaluate, and reflect on a semester-long community engaged research and service-learning project with an established community partner. Students will receive training and grounding in community-based research theory and practice as well as reflective learning skills. Early in the semester, students will chose from a few optional projects that they will then further co-develop with the community partner, creating clearly defined project deliverables that they will carry out through the semester. The course will meet weekly for seminar instruction to ground students’ work, and then students will develop their research products and timelines, committing to 50 hours of work with the community partner.
Describe and explain the core principles of community-based research theory and best practices.
Apply community-based research practices to a project.
Create, implement, and evaluate a project in conjunction with a community partner that addresses a specific need.
Engage in reflective practice and evaluate their own performance on the project.