- About Us
Welcome to Engaged Learning + Research at Cornell University! Engaged Learning + Research is a new university-wide center designed to advance academic service-learning, community-based research, and public scholarship across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and programs. Engaged Learning + Research seeks to prepare future generations to be creative, collaborative, and critically reflective leaders in their professional lives and in their own communities. We will be funded for our first three years through a gift from the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust (David Einhorn '91 and Cheryl Strauss Einhorn '91) and with support from the Office of the Provost and the Division of Student and Academic Services.
We hope that after visiting our site you will have a clearer understanding of how these terms are understood through the rich and diverse community engaged learning and research activities at Cornell University and within programs supported by Engaged Learning + Research.
Our newly redesigned offices are located on the second floor of Caldwell Hall (Suite 260, 272 and 282) on the Ag Quad. We work to develop faculty and student programming in a full comprehensive program in place throughout the academic year. Stop in and see us!
What is Engaged Learning + Research at Cornell?
As an interdisciplinary and university-wide resource, Engaged Learning + Research focuses its community-based learning and research efforts in four main areas: pedagogy and curriculum, research, community development, and institutional change. To these ends, consultation services will be available for faculty, departments, colleges, staff, community-based organizations and students who wish to develop new courses, learn innovative teaching and research strategies, and create and sustain meaningful working relationships with community partners across Ithaca, New York City, and beyond.
Engaged Learning + Research's unique approach to community engagement complements and collaborates with other key service- and community-based organizations on campus, including the Public Service Center, the Center for Transformative Action, the Cornell Participatory Action Research Network, and Cornell Cooperative Extension, to name a few.
Please check back regularly for more information about our programs and facilities!