• Opening for Professor of Urban Studies at WSU

    The Department of Urban Studies at Worcester State University, an interdisciplinary academic department undertaking socially minded teaching, research, and action, will hire an Assistant Professor to begin in Fall semester, 2016.   Please see the full posting here.

  • Open Letter to Philadelphia School Reform Commission Highlights Concern over School Privatization

    In an open letter to the School Reform Commission (SRC) of the School District of Philadelphia, several Philadelphia-area faculty members raise concerns over the plans to privatize three elementary schools.  The letter questions the process by which the SRC decided on privatization, as it excluded parents and communities who prefer neighborhood schools, and the rationale that poor ...

  • Apply for the Community Engaged Research Institute at the UC Santa Cruz

    Community Engaged Research Institute (CERI) June 26 – 30, 2016 University of California, Santa Cruz Please join UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC), Everett Program, Center for Labor Studies, and The Blum Center for a four day intensive Community Engaged Research Institute. We will introduce graduate students, early career scholars, and community members ...

  • The lack of reward mechanisms for public scholarship limits the future of public engagement

    Scholars are increasingly expected to consider the wider public in their teaching and research activities, but with little to negative promotion incentive. In fact, finds Christopher Meyers, much of what academics do does not fit into the standard boxes of teaching, scholarship and service. Perhaps it’s time to replace these categories with a single holistic and qualitative standard: High quality ...

  • Reflections on the Second National URBAN Conference

    On Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th, over fifty scholars and activists from the Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN) gathered for their second national conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Gilda Ochoa, Professor of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies and Sociology at Pomona College, reflects on the conference: Learning from the Contradictions: A Critical Reflection on Collaborative Action-Research.

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