Engaging undergraduates in co-curricular community-based research: Strategies for success

Monica Williams, Pamela Payne


We use a case study of a co-curricular community-based research (CbR) program for undergraduates at a regional comprehensive university to identify five strategies to success in implementing such a program. We address the strengths and limitations of these programs, provide recommendations for community engaged learning through research, and address opportunities and challenges of CbR programs for involving students in high-impact practices that enhance their sense of civic responsibility and motivate them to solve community problems. 


undergraduate research, community engaged learning, university community partnerships, civic engagement

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