HCCP: CER/START Fellow (S9635X)
Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities
In conjunction with faculty and community partners, CER/START (Community-Engaged Research/Short Term Action/Research Team) Fellows develop a detailed research agenda and timeline appropriate to the mutually-defined need and interests of the community. Fellows will attend biweekly meetings with faculty (and where possible, community partners). At these meetings, the group will discuss assigned reading on theory, practice, ethics, and history of community-based research. These meetings will also provide current Fellows an opportunity to talk with past Fellows who have chosen to serve as CER/START Peers. Fellows commit to various form of documentation (journals, field notes, and/or reflections, as well as research reports and products). Fellows commit to appropriated sharing of research results in useful venues (town meetings, agency staff retreats, policy documents, and newsletters). The CER/START Fellows program spans a single semester or summer. Students doing year long theses should apply to participate in the fall semester and many serve as CER/START Peers if they wish to remain involved in the spring.