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Community Engagement Fellowships Awarded

Cornell campus
 

Brigid Beachler and Kristin Ksiazek have been named Engaged Faculty Fellows for 2022-23 through the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement.

They are joining a Cornell network committed to advancing engaged teaching and scholarship.

The participants across campus who were announced Nov. 16 are joining one of two communities of practice. The Faculty Fellows in Engaged Learning group focuses on designing, refining and enhancing engaged courses and the Fellows in Engaged Scholarship group develops products around their public work, which may include articles for academic publication, conference presentations, op-ed pieces and manuals.

Beachler is part of the Engaged Learning group. Her project is entitled Expanding Community-Engaged Programming across the ILR School. 

Community-engaged learning plays a central role in delivering on the ILR School’s historical and current academic and outreach mission, Beachler said, and participation in the fellows program will support engaged learning and teaching opportunities for students and faculty.

Ksiazek is part of the Faculty Fellows in Engaged Scholarship group. Her project is entitled “Fifteen Years on the High Road: Applied and Engaged Learning in Buffalo, New York” and will build on a draft article about the High Road Fellowship Program.

With the High Road team, Ksiazek plans to engage High Road alumni in a survey, conduct focus groups, analyze and draft findings, and publish an article about the 15-year-old program, which could be a model for Cornell and other higher education institutions.