Colorado State University - Pueblo RAGE offers community-based research seminars

Colorado State University - Pueblo RAGE offers community-based research seminars


PUEBLO – The Regional Access to Graduate Education (RAGE) program at Colorado State University-Pueblo in conjunction with the Colorado Campus Compact will offer a series of seminars on community-based research during March.

The Community-Based Research (CBR) Seminar Series, Linking Campus to Community:
Bridging the Gap Between University Research and Neighborhood Needs, will inform faculty about what CBR is and how CBR can take what’s being learned in the classroom and apply it to real world research experiences for their students that meet a need in the community.  CBR begins with community partners identifying an issue of importance and then connecting those issues with university research ability.

Faculty will learn the value of connecting CBR opportunities to what they are teaching and to student research., while community partners will understand how they are the driving force of CBR projects and how CSU-Pueblo graduate students might be able to address their concerns. 

The RAGE program expands educational opportunities for graduate students, improves graduation rates, and increase graduate student enrollment at CSU-Pueblo – especially for Hispanic and low-income students.  CBR offers opportunities that support the goals of RAGE, provides excellent field research for graduate students, and also helps the surrounding community.

The first session from 1-3 p.m. on March 1 will be an Introduction to Community-Based Research presented by Stephanie Schooley and Katie Kleinhesselink of the Colorado Campus Compact in the Library & Academic Resource Center LARC 109. On March 7, Dr. Anne DePrince and Dr. Keith Miller from the University of Denver will explore the Theoretical Background of Community-Based Research from 1-3 p.m. in LARC 108. The final session in the series on Tuesday, March 13, Community-Based Research in Practice, will be presented by Ravi Malhotra and Chris Jedd of iCAST from 1-3 p.m. in LARC 109.