Making # of CEnR

Success! We have decided to use #VCUCEnR with the course. Actually, we have decided to use it to refer to all things related to community-engaged research (CEnR) within and across VCU. Here were the deciding factors: • The course is about CEnR • CEnR is an abbreviation used by others across the university and in…

#hashtag

I’m finally starting to use Twitter. Sort of. At the beginning of the academic year I signed up for a Twitter account, followed several VCU related people and units, and then did not return. A month or so ago I sent my first tweet — hashtags and all. I have visited Twitter several times over that…

Will it blend?

Will it blend? That is the question asked by man in a white coat and protective goggles standing in front of a Blendtec blender. He asks this question of the items one might usually hope to blend — ingredients for a healthy green drink, even coffee beans. But he also puts in an iPhone, a Frozen…

Content Areas for the Course-That-Has-No-Name

One of our first tasks is to identify 4 to 5 content areas for the course (or was it 3-4?). Our preliminary list includes: Origins and Principles of CEnR Ethics Collaboration Building Designing CEnR Managing CEnR This picture reflects our first shared google doc with the brainstormed content areas, learning activities, resources, and experts to…