Community-Engaged Learning Theory in Local and Global Health
Funding travel to a conference roundtable on developing mutually beneficial community partnerships in the global and public health fields
Research shows that global and public health students benefit from hands-on, community-engaged learning experiences. Partner benefits — on the other hand — are less prominent in the literature, though evidence suggests that engagement brings both value and burden for partner organizations. Community-engaged learning opportunities can be designed and implemented for mutual benefit, but it takes planning and resources that aren’t always available.
This grant supported travel for a roundtable at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health annual conference, where faculty and practitioners discussed the virtues and challenges of engaged learning for student, partner and faculty development and for global and public health impact. They also brainstormed strategies for making partner benefits as prominent as student growth and faculty advancement.
Conference: Consortium of Universities for Global Health (March 2019)
Gen Meredith, Cornell Master of Public Health Program
College of Veterinary Medicine
Jeanne Moseley, Division of Nutritional Sciences
College of Human Ecology
- Community partner: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.