Departments and programs within the College of Arts Sciences were well represented when grants were announced recently under the Engaged Cornell initiative. Engaged Curriculum Grants were awarded to 18 projects initiated by faculty across the university. The grants, totaling $930,299, support work that places community-engaged learning at the heart of the Cornell student experience.
Among the winners from Arts Sciences are:
- A cross-disciplinary minor in crime, prisons and justice. Students will take five courses in the new minor and will serve as teaching assistants in the Cornell Prison Education Program at the Auburn and Cayuga correctional facilities.
- Africana capstone experiences: The Africana Studies and Research Center will create community-engaged learning, leadership development and professional exploration opportunities.
- Indigenous languages: An adult linguistic learning tool will be developed for integration into American Indian Program courses and will aid in the survival of the endangered Tuscarora language.
- K-12 science education communication: An advanced undergraduate/graduate course in the College of Arts and Sciences will develop hands-on educational science activities and implement them in primary and secondary schools.
- Latino studies opportunities: Using existing community partnerships in Tompkins County, the Latino Studies Program curriculum will be enhanced to expand avenues for sharing U.S. Latino culture with the community and establish pathways for engaged learning and research.