Notes From the Field: Service Learning and the Development of Multidisciplinary Community-Based Research Initiatives
Recent literature suggests that community-based research (CbR) is a model of service learning that can advance student learning, as well as support the research interests of community organizations. For the pedagogy to be successful, however, faculty must overcome a number of challenges. This article discusses these challenges and illustrates how multidisciplinary, multiyear CbR initiatives are important vehicles for furthering university–community partnerships. We conclude that, as with other service-learning models, successful multidisciplinary, community-based efforts require institutional investments to facilitate successfully linking faculty, students, and community organization in research initiatives that promote positive social change.
Rosing, Howard; Hofman, Nila Ginger. "Notes From the Field: Service Learning and the Development of Multidisciplinary Community-Based Research Initiatives" Journal of Community Practice 18.2 (2010). 03 Nov. 2010