Commenting on Blogs and Assessment

As part of this year’s CMST 691: Designing Community-Engaged Research, we are making it required for the credit-bearing students, and encouraged for non-credit bearing students, to comment on each other’s blog posts. For the commenter, we hope that commenting helps to: Develop skills in engaging in critical, and civil, public discourse Develop skills in helping…

Manic Monday (It’s the FunDay)

CMST 691:Collaborative Curiosity: Designing Community-Engaged Research starts on Monday. Tomorrow. Since this is the second time we are offering the course there is a part of me that feels like we got this. And then there is the other part of me that thinks about the broken and incorrect links (from when we archived the last course site),…

How’d it all happen

Over the past year we have been talking with people about Collaborative Curiosity: Designing Community-Engaged Research. People often ask how the course came to be. So, this is how it happened. Three or four years ago, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) explored the idea of developing a certificate program in community-engaged research (CEnR). What does it mean for…