Thu, Feb 21|
J.B.D. Lecture Hall/Campus Center
Collaborative Research and the Future of Higher Education: Building Diverse Campus-Community Partnerships
Join a panel of speakers who are actively engaging with these questions in their collaborative work as well as their individual scholarship and activism. We will explore together the possibilities and limits of formal higher education, and the role of academic knowledge and study in society.
Time & Location
Feb 21, 2019, 7:00 PM
J.B.D. Lecture Hall/Campus Center, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
About The Event
How do the structures of higher education help or hinder efforts to bridge campuses and communities? Why are fields that teach interpretive and "meaning-making" methods so important? How might graduates with bachelor or graduate degrees in the humanities and humanistic social sciences bring the methodological and intellectual insights of their fields into the public sphere in a moment where higher ed and government are pursuing policies of austerity and "applicability" of knowledge? How might researchers in these disciplines respond to diverse local problems in collaboration with their local communities? Speakers include Laura Goldblatt, Chris Newfield, Althea Sircar, and Mike Strayer.