Gustafson and Adams Present on "Mutual Civic Engagement: Reciprocity for Journalism Students and Community Practitioners"


IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson and Kara Adams, the interim director of UW Bothell’s Community Based Learning and Research, developed their collaboration on teaching and learning by participating in the IUPUI Research Academy at the 8th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities in Indianapolis in May. Their project, "Mutual civic engagement: Reciprocity for journalism students and community practitioners," explores gaps in our understanding of reciprocity. It is the first step of a case study focused on diversity and civic engagement via a CBLR course. The research emerged during two UWB endeavors -- the Facilitated Faculty Learning Community on Reflective Teaching in autumn 2015 and winter 2016, and the Advancing SOTL Research Interest Group in spring 2016. Gustafson and Adams begin interviews in summer 2016. Charity Lovitt, lecturer in the School of Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering, also attended the IUPUI Research Academy.