To devise effective nutrition programs, we have to first engage communities to find out what is valued, feasible and motivating.
About the Fellow
- Research Scientist, Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Ecology
- Katherine Dickin’s faculty profile
- 2018-19, Faculty Fellow in Engaged Learning
- Access, Equity and Justice; Education; Health, Nutrition and Medicine
All Global and Public Health Science majors do an eight-week public engagement project, which requires prior groundwork in intercultural humility, ethics and awareness of their personal biases. Katherine Dickin is strengthening her course, “Preparation for Engaged Learning in Global and Public Health Sciences,” by collaborating with community members in developing case studies, discussion topics and reflection assignments that will create opportunities for students to grapple with the ethical dilemmas, cultural and socioeconomic differences, privileges and biases that affect public and global health learning experiences. With this preparation, students will gain a more nuanced understanding of the complexities of community engagement and be prepared for effective and respectful partnerships.
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