Meetings are free, open to all UA students, and start at 6 PM!

January 23

Introduction to SCOPE and a presentation by Ed Shirley, Senior Research Compliance Specialist with the UA Office of Research Compliance on how to secure Institutional Review Board approval for research projects.

February 6

Dr. Hilary Green, Assistant Professor, Gender and Race Studies and author of Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865–1890 will discuss the significance of her methodology for community-based research. Dr. Green is also an active member of the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force. (Offered in conjunction with African-American Heritage Month.)

February 20

CCBP Director of Community Development Christopher H. Spencer, M.S.C.E. and Educational Psychology, Ph.D. student will discuss participatory action research and its fit with community engagement. (Offered in conjunction with African-American Heritage Month.)

March 6

Hear about securing grant funding to support community-based collaboration from Dr. James McLean, Executive Director of the Center for Community-Based Partnerships.

April 3

Dr. Edward Mullins, Director of Research and Communication for the Center for Community-Based Partnerships and Krystal Dozier, assistant to the editor for the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES) will discuss how to present your work in venues like journals and conferences.

April 17

Review community-based projects in anticipation of the 18th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium; election of officers.

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