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  • 7/4/10 University of Victoria Budd Hall - Lise Berube
  • Scutrea 2010

    1. 1. Towards a new architecture of knowledge: the office of community-based research 40 TH ANNIVERSARY SCUTREA –University of Warwick BUDD L HALL & LISE BERUBE, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
    2. 2. Changing World
    3. 3. <ul><li>Intolerant governments across the globe are “slowly crushing” activist and advocacy groups that play an essential role in the development of democracy </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2010 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Canadian Contexts <ul><li>Universities are Provincial responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Research Funding is a federal responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Canada recovering through deep cuts to social sector </li></ul><ul><li>Minority Tory federal government </li></ul><ul><li>Massive ecological footprint </li></ul>
    6. 6. Henry Marshall Tory <ul><li>“ The modern state university is a people’s institution. The people demand knowledge shall not be the concern of scholar’s alone. The uplifting of the whole people shall be its final goal” </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Marshall tory- 1908 </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Frontier College - 1899 </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of extension-University of alberta-1912 </li></ul><ul><li>Antigonish movement-ST. Francis Xavier-1930s-40s </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory research-OISE, University of Toronto-1970s </li></ul>A canadian heritage
    8. 8. engagement rediscovered <ul><li>Community-University Research Alliance-Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council </li></ul><ul><li>Harris Centre at memorial University, Newfoundland </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Community-Based Research, University of Victoria </li></ul><ul><li>Extension at U of A Leads Engaged Scholarship </li></ul>
    9. 9. International Expressions <ul><li>Community-University Partnership Project, University of Brighton </li></ul><ul><li>Science Shop of Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) </li></ul><ul><li>Mpambo Afrikan Multiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Beacons of Public Engagement, UK </li></ul>
    10. 10. “ ...the academy must become a more vigorous partner in the search for answers to our most pressing social, civic, economic, and moral problems, and must reaffirm its historic commitment to what I call the scholarship of engagement.” <ul><li>Ernest Boyer, 1996 </li></ul>
    11. 11. Dimensions of Engaged Scholarship <ul><li>Community-Based Research </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing Education and Extension </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Education </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous-Centred Research </li></ul><ul><li>Performance and the arts </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Mobilisation </li></ul>
    12. 12. University of Victoria <ul><li>Steering Council on Civic Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Community-Based Research </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Cooperative Education </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Indigenous Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Language in strategic plan </li></ul>
    13. 13. CHALLENGES <ul><li>different knowledge cultures between and University and community </li></ul><ul><li>Funding patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking contacts and results </li></ul><ul><li>tenure and promotion </li></ul><ul><li>getting buy-in across the full university </li></ul><ul><li>measuring impact </li></ul>
    14. 14. different knowledge cultures <ul><li>joint community-university leadership </li></ul><ul><li>community-university engaged scholarship Institutes </li></ul><ul><li>academic support for advocacy issues </li></ul><ul><li>partnership agreements </li></ul><ul><li>payment to community researchers </li></ul>
    15. 15. Funding patterns <ul><li>Advocacy for research funding to community researchers </li></ul><ul><li>creating partnership development grants </li></ul><ul><li>multiple funding packages </li></ul><ul><li>10 year partnerships </li></ul>
    16. 16. Data bases and tracking systems <ul><li>Beyond the Expertise Data-Base: Yaffle to the Rescue? </li></ul><ul><li>tracking systems-trent university model? </li></ul><ul><li>Public access to university data bases? </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries rock!- university of victoria </li></ul>
    17. 17. recognizing excellence for tenure and promotion <ul><li>Support for portfolio development </li></ul><ul><li>Broadening the concept of peers </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility for those who succeed </li></ul><ul><li>campus wide discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Links to evolving practices elsewhere </li></ul>
    18. 18. Getting buy-in <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>strategic planning </li></ul><ul><li>new structures </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to others </li></ul><ul><li>changing reward structures </li></ul>
    19. 19. measuring impact <ul><li>public access to facilities </li></ul><ul><li>public access to knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>student engagement </li></ul><ul><li>faculty engagement </li></ul><ul><li>widening participation </li></ul><ul><li>encouraging economic regeneration </li></ul><ul><li>institutional relationship and partnership building </li></ul><ul><li>from Angie Hart, Simon Northmore and Chloe Gehardt </li></ul>
    20. 20. National and Global <ul><li>Community-Based Research Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Alliance for Community service learning </li></ul><ul><li>global alliance for community engaged research </li></ul><ul><li>Les Talloires </li></ul><ul><li>global university networks for innovation </li></ul>
    21. 21. The world we want

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