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CMST 691: Collaborative Curiosity

Offered summer 2015, this graduate level online course allows students to explore the philosophy and techniques of CEnR through connected learning and social media.

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Community Engagement Institute

Held in the spring, the institute educates participants on best practices to promote high-quality and high-impact CEnR

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Resources for Conducting CEnR

Scholars Compass provides wide and stable access to VCU’s CEnR resources and scholarship


CEnR News

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    Authentically Engaging the Community in Research
    Apr 18, 2016

    “The question is not how to engage the community in our research but how to get researchers engaged in the community’s work to improve population health.” - Steven H. Woolf, M.D., director of the VCU Center on Society and Health

    VCU Scholars Contribute to National Journal
    Apr 5, 2016

    Several articles related to community-engagement were published in the Metropolitan Universities Journal.

Community-Engaged Research Shorts

Participatory Action Research

Participatory Action Research (PAR) is an approach to CEnR that seeks to understand and improve the world by changing it. Learn more from action researchers Elaine Williams and Alex Wagaman as they discuss their PAR project on youth homelessness in Richmond.

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Scholarship Dissemination

Successful community-engaged research goes beyond strengthening partnerships and conducting research. It involves disseminating the findings within the discipline and in the community.

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