About the Fellow
- American Studies Librarian/Instruction Lead, Olin Research and Learning Services, Cornell University Library
- Heather Furnas’s profile page
- 2019-20, Faculty Fellow in Engaged Learning
- Access, Equity and Justice; Education
In fall 2019, Heather Furnas is teaching WRIT1100 Prison Partners Library Research. This course gives Cornell students the opportunity to learn about the production, organization, and distribution of information vital for successful research and scholarship. At the same time, students gain insights into the issues facing incarcerated individuals, especially the lack of access to scholarly materials that hinder their educational progress and their chances at self-betterment in and after prison. In addition, by collaborating closely on research projects with incarcerated students participating in the Cornell Prison Education Program, Cornell students are able to directly help expand the minds — and enrich the lives — of the incarcerated.
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of community-engaged learning; meet monthly to discuss readings, share projects and workshop challenges; and help transform what it means to teach at Cornell