Connecting coursework, academic research, & outside of the classroom experiences to community-identified concerns to enrich knowledge & inform action on social issues.
- Enroll in a class that combines coursework with community field experience.
- Review existing publications and research, and learn more about the community issues, priorities, and initiatives that you are passionate about.
- Participate in a community-engaged internship or research experience through Semester in Detroit, University Career Center, and UROP.
- Use teach-ins, group meetings, and activities to learn about and understand the root causes, broader context, and various perspectives on the issue your group is addressing.
- Engage with programs that teach principles of research and design while centering community priorities like the Center for Socially Engaged Design, Community Technical Assistance Collaborative, and Citizen Interaction Design.
- Partner with local agencies to help survey or interview residents for community-based initiatives or services.
For academic partners looking to support this pathway, go here.