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Community Engaged Research Institute 2017

Interested in learning how to do community engaged research with experienced faculty in the gorgeous California coast? Please join UC Santa Cruz’s Everett Program, the Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC), the Center for Labor Studies, and the Blum Center for a four day intensive Community Engaged Research Institute.

We will introduce graduate students, early career scholars, and community members to the foundations, ethics, methods, tools and democratic aspects of collaborative research.

Apply now until April 15, 2017 to be considered.

Through seminars, roundtables, and hands-on workshops, participants will develop skills and knowledge to begin engaging in equity-oriented community-based collaborative research. All sessions will be facilitated by experienced collaborative researchers (both university- and community-based).

The Institute will be highly participatory, facilitated by experienced collaborative researchers (both university- and community-based), and rooted in case studies with community partners.

Deadlines

  • Application: April 15
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 30
  • Registration and $150 Deposit: May 15
  • Remaining Costs Due: June 1

Praise for CERI 2016

Institute Costs

We use tiered prices to accommodate a diverse group of community engaged research practitioners. Community representatives and graduate students pay the at-cost rate of $600. The rate for full-time private or academic researchers and faculty is $1200, which helps cover staffing costs and scholarships for other attendees. We keep attendance to no more than 30 to ensure a qualitative experience for all. Conference fees include all conference events, workshops, panels, case study trips, and daily catered lunch.

This cost does not include housing. Off-campus group housing options will be given to attendees. Otherwise, attendees will be expected to organize their own local housing. Optional dinners with experts will also be organized and involve an additional cost.

Limited scholarships available, based on need, through the application process. The average scholarship amount given is $300. Please let us know if any specific accommodation would allow you to attend.

Any questions? Please contact Gabriela Giusta, ggiusta@ucsc.edu

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and no-shows received less than 48 hours prior to the groups contracted arrival date will be charged the full conference rate for the contracted number of nights. All other inquiries about refunds/cancellation will be given at rates standard to how the university refunds us for using summer conference services.

Sample Agenda

  • 8:00AM: Breakfast
  • 9:00AM: Session 2, Ethics: How to interpret findings in a collaborative context
  • 12:00PM: Lunch
  • 1:00PM: Session 3, Breakout Project Workshops based on topical clusters
  • 3:00PM: Break
  • 3:30PM: Session 4, Case Study Trip to the UC Arboretum to review the collaboration between the Amah Mutsun and Ph.D Candidate Rick Flores
  • 5:30 PM: Break
  • 6:00 PM: Dinner
  • 7:00-9:00PM: Optional Panel: Academic and Non-Academic Careers in Community-Based Research

Timeline

  • Registration begins at 11:15AM June 19, 2017.
  • First session begins at 12:00PM June 19, 2017.
  • Departure after lunch June 22, 2017 roughly at 3:00PM.

Facilitators and Partners

Chris Benner
Ron Glass
Steve McKay
Gabriela Giusta
Flora Lu
Nancy Chen
Katie Roper
Natalie Baloy, Ph.D.
Sheeva Sabati

Topics

  • Why collaborative research? Why Equity-Oriented Collaborative Community-Based Research (EOCCBR)?
  • Building collaborative relationships with community members, community-based organizations, and academic faculty and researchers
  • Collaborative methodologies
  • How to interpret findings in a collaborative context
  • Publishing and dissemination of findings in a collaborative context
  • How to create an equity-orientation of research
  • New media and collaborative research
  • The public learning processes of community organizing and mobilizing
  • Ethics and epistemology of collaborative and community engaged research
  • What are the reasons to do PAR?
  • Intensions and aims for knowledge production
  • Research within community organizations vis a vis research in academic setting
  • Theories of change in community engaged research
  • Designing thoughtful projects
  • Beyond informed consent
I loved getting outdoors and having the opportunity to learn about a real community-engaged project happening in the local area.
CERI 2016 Participant
As a student, I appreciated a simple, yet, insightful presentation of methods.

CERI 2016 Participant
AWESOME!!!!! Great human conversation about action research and its power and impact
CERI 2016 Participant