Research and community go hand in hand
We’re committed to facilitating and conducting research that addresses pressing community issues. And we believe the best way to do that is to partner with people and communities.
In order to do so, we use the community-engaged research framework, a participatory approach to research and evaluation that includes those affected by the issue. Guiding principles of social justice, mutuality, and reciprocity are practiced through dialogue, co-learning, and long-term commitments to participation.
Community-engaged research practices are equity-driven and intentionally change-oriented. This means acknowledging issues of power and the critical importance of cultural humility throughout any research project.
To continue the momentum for community-engaged research, we partnered with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research as well as schools across campus and created the Community Engaged Research Group or CERG.