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Sarah Banks to discuss ethical challenges in research partnerships

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Education/Social Work (ES) Building, Room 2126, Global Crossroads Classroom

Dr. Sarah Banks, Durham University, UK, will deliver a lecture entitled “Tackling Ethical Challenges in Community-based Participatory Research.”

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) often involves community organizations and universities working together. The work of CBPR can help build community capacity in a time of austerity, generate new perspectives on social and economic issues and result in better implementation of research findings. CBPR is growing in popularity yet, both practically and ethically challenging are present in the work of CBPR.

In the work of CBPR, it is not always clear:

  • When people are in the role of researchers and/or research subjects;
  • When people’s work should be credited and when anonymity is important;
  • Who owns and has rights to the data/findings;
  • How to navigate the institutional ethical review process;
  • How to guard against exploitation of one party by another;
  • How to be open about unequal power relationships; and
  • How to achieve greater equality and mutual respect.

During the session, Dr. Sarah Banks will discuss the types of ethical issues that arise in CBPR, the practical challenges that community organizations and universities confront when they collaborate on research projects, and useful strategies for tackling these issues in practice. Reference will be made to Community-based Participatory Research: A Guide to Ethical Principles and Practice (2012) and accompanying case materials, films, podcasts, and exercises for promoting ethical awareness, reflection and action. More information about CBPR can be found on the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement website (UK).

Register for this event here.

Co-sponsored by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning, IUPUI Department of Anthropology, IUPUI Solution Center, IUPUI Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP), IUPUI Office of External Affairs.

Fall 2013 and Academic Year 2013/14 Service Learning Assistant Scholarships

The Center for Service and Learning is accepting applications for Fall 2013 and Academic Year 2013/14 Service Learning Assistant Scholarships.

Application Deadlines:

  • “Early Bird” Fall Only and AY 2013-14 awards  = March 1st, 2013 (Audience: faculty/staff desiring award notification prior to the end of Spring 2013)
  • General Application Period for Fall Only and AY awards = July 1st, 2013

Service Learning Assistant (SLA) Scholarships are available to recognize IUPUI students selected by faculty or professional staff to support community engaged faculty/staff work in teaching, research and service. SLAs may assist their faculty/staff mentor:

  • to design/implement/conduct SoTL research on a service learning class,
  • to conduct a community engaged research project,
  • to build capacity within a campus department or unit that expands the number and quality of service learning courses at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels of the curriculum,
  • to implement a professional service project in and with the community.

IUPUI faculty and staff are invited to apply for an SLA scholarship.

  • Upon approval, instructors identify a student to serve as their SLA.  The scholarship award is then transferred from the faculty/staff mentor to the student.
  • Please note that awards are granted to support faculty work. Applications to support independent student research projects will not be supported.

To learn more about program requirements, funding levels, or to complete an online application, please visit: http://csl.iupui.edu/OSL/slaapps.asp.

Center for Service and Learning Lecture: Elee Wood, “Public Scholar: Crossing the Streams of Community and University”

The Engaged Scholars Roundtable is a new program sponsored by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning that showcases scholarly practice and innovations that honor tenets of Ernest Boyer’s concept of the Scholarship of Engagement.   To this end, the Engaged Scholars Roundtable is intended to:

  1. Build awareness of and engagement with the tenets of engaged scholarship by bringing publically disseminated work and developing research and scholarship conducted by IUPUI’s engaged scholars to the awareness of local campus and community audiences.

  2. Nurture interdisciplinary and community-campus collaboration and learning.

  3. Build capacity for the growth and development of engaged scholarship as a dimension of faculty work.

  4. Promote a sense of community among IUPUI’s engaged faculty and staff.

Format:  Roundtable sessions last for 1 hour over the lunch hour. In most cases, sessions will consist of a short 30 minute presentation followed by 20 -25 minutes of open discussion/dialogue.  The CSL plans to host 6-8 roundtables per academic year.

February’s Roundtable:

  • Presenter:    Dr. Elee Wood, Public Scholar of Museums, Families, and Learning, Associate Professor of Museum Studies and Teacher Education
  • Title: Public Scholar–Crossing the Streams of Community and University
  • When: Friday, February 15, 2013 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 p
  • Where: Hine Hall (the old University Place Conference Center), IP 226

Register for this event.

Abstract:      The Public Scholar role at IUPUI represents a commitment to civic engagement through joint appointments between the university and a community partner. Following Boyer (1990), this embedded, dual position represents a reconsideration of the work of a civically engaged university professor. Developing civic engagement and public scholarship research practices involves re-positioning and re-imagining the social interactions between “community” and “university” (Bridger & Alter, 2006; Ellison & Eatman, 2008; Ostrander, 2004). The relationships built between public scholar and community organizations are founded on both the intellectual and emotional characteristics of the faculty member as well as the overarching goals, mission and purpose of the institution (Colbert & Wharton-Michael, 2006). This synergy paves the way for more meaningful action, but it requires constant negotiation of interests, facilitation of dialogue, asking difficult questions, and fostering continued participation on the behalf of all the players (Bridger & Alter). Fundamentally the work is about being in the group, and apart from the group, focusing on the cultural norms and realities that comprise the interactions of people, place, and purpose. As Boyte and Kari (1996) acknowledge, civic engagement and public action fall along a spectrum of activities ranging from the deliberative, to problem solving, to the insurgent. In this paper, I trace the prospects and realities of these approaches to public scholarship through my research and collaboration with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to extend and expand family learning experiences, as well as build meaningful learning opportunities for students.

 

 

IUPUI Center for Service and Learning: Summer 2013 Service Learning Assistant Scholarships

The Center for Service and Learning is accepting applications for Summer 2013 Service Learning Assistant Scholarships. The summer application window will remain open from now through March 1st, 2013.

Service Learning Assistant (SLA) Scholarships are available to recognize IUPUI students who have been selected by faculty or professional staff to support community engaged faculty/staff work in teaching, research and service. SLAs may assist their faculty/staff mentor:

  • to design/implement/conduct SoTL research on a service learning class,
  • to conduct a community engaged research project,
  • to build capacity within a campus department or unit that expands the number and quality of service learning courses at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels of the curriculum,
  • to implement a professional service project in and with the community.

IUPUI faculty and staff are invited to apply for an SLA scholarship.

  • Upon approval, instructors identify a student to serve as their SLA.  The scholarship award is then transferred from the faculty/staff mentor to the student.
  • Please note that awards are granted to support faculty work. Applications to support independent student research projects will not be supported.

To learn more about program requirements, funding levels, or to complete an online application, please visit: http://csl.iupui.edu/OSL/slaapps.asp.