The following videos highlight the work of KSU faculty and students and illustrate concepts and principles related to community engaged research and creative activity (CERCA) and community engaged scholarship (CES).
African American Outreach Initiative
Gloria Taylor of the WellStar School of Nursing discusses working with a coalition of individuals from multiple agencies in the Atlanta area who provide HIV education and care, to produce an outcome intervention that demonstrated the program’s effectiveness.
Concepts: benefits to partner, reciprocity, scholarly presentations
Brain Computer Interfaces
Dr. Adriane Randolph, director of the KSU Brain Lab and professor of Information Systems, talks about developing technology through which computers can be controlled with brain waves, which will improve communication and environmental control for paralyzed individuals with locked-in syndrome.
Concepts: collaboration, reciprocity, student learning
Community Services Assessment
Barbara Blake of the WellStar School of Nursing discusses the work of the Community Planning Group for state HIV prevention services, which includes agencies that provide services and members of the affected population, in producing a resource inventory, gap analysis, and needs assessment.
Concepts: benefits to partner, collaboration
Georgia Homeless Count
Jennifer Priestley of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics discusses working with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to develop a new statistical inference model to estimate the number of homeless persons across each county in the state of Georgia.
Concepts: benefits to partner, scholarly publications, student learning, network building, university prestige
Merle King, Executive Director of the Center for Election Systems, discusses his center’s role in a statewide initiative to establish an updated, uniform voting system. Michael Barnes, Director of the Center for Election Systems, talks about the process of producing a ballot.
Concepts: collaboration, benefit to partner
Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project
Jennifer Dail of the Department of English discusses collaborating with teachers at Campbell High School to develop a professional support network to improve teacher practice and student achievement.
Concepts: collaboration, reciprocity, scholarly presentations
Teacher Quality Partnership at Osborne High School
Nichole Guillory of the Bagwell College of Education, and Jennifer Glendenning, Assistant Administrator of Osborne High School, discuss collaborating to produce an urban education curriculum. Daniel Keiger, a teacher at Osborne High School and alumnus of the urban education program, talks about its effect on his classroom theory and practice.
Concepts: collaboration, reciprocity, student learning, scholarly presentations
Watershed Assessment & Analysis
Mark Patterson, Coordinator of Environmental Studies, and Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, Director of Geographic Information Science, discuss developing a course that provides students with real-world experience through collecting water quality data and creating land-use maps for the Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs, and working with community partners such as the National Park Service, the city of Sandy Springs, the Georgia Adopt-a-Stream Program, the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, and Fulton County Water Resources.
Concepts: student learning, benefits to partner, reciprocity, intersections between research and teaching