Collaboration for the Public Good
As detailed in Transformative Direction Three, DU will continue to engage with organizations and diverse communities across Denver and throughout the Rocky Mountain West to serve the public good directly, expand economic vitality and contribute to cultural empowerment. Through this work, our faculty, students and staff will benefit from community engaged methods of teaching, research and civic development.
The University is working to enhance mutually beneficial and reciprocal opportunities for community-university collaboration. Such opportunities will serve the public good and promote social change, with special attention to underserved communities. Our aim is to engage all schools, disciplines, and departments in order to advance collaboration that will increase the public good impact of our research, creative work, teaching/learning, and service. DU’s public good vision recognizes the multidisciplinary nature of society’s most pressing issues. Therefore, it calls forth problem-solving and solution-seeking across the university—from the humanities to the arts, engineering, business, and beyond. Learn about our innovative and community-engaged initiatives below!
Undergraduates Anne Berset and Bristi Basu, with supervision from Dr. Sarah Watamura, conducted the Seedlings© Strengths and Needs Assessment this spring quarter with assistance from a DU Grand Challenges Advancing […]
The Community-Engaged Fellows program experienced incredible growth and development this past academic year. Twelve undergraduate and graduate Fellows engaged in research and scholarship pertaining to their unique but intersecting issue […]
What is a Collective Impact Cohort? In the eyes of Daniel Brisson, it’s what public impact should look like. Teams of 14–22 people have been meeting for the last six months, […]
Join us on September 16th at 4:00 in AAC 290 for a Public Good Kick-Off! Meet: Faculty, staff, students and community members interested in public good work. Opportunities to Tackle […]
It has been almost two months since the ‘A Community Table’ conversations. Since then, we have been working our way through surveys and feedback collected from your conversations. We hope […]
On April 10th and in the days following, in sunshine and snow, you and our fellow community members gathered around over 100 tables across 7 states with the shared goal of […]
Join us from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, in the Anderson Academic Commons, room 290, to explore connections between infrastructure and economic opportunity at the Grand Challenges Economic Opportunity […]
The Collaboration for the Public Good cluster is actively implementing various elements of Transformative Direction 3 in the DU IMPACT 2025 strategic plan. The group includes both faculty and staff, and in […]
Come to the DU Grand Challenges Forum on Economic Opportunity from 4-5:30 in AAC 290 on 10/16! The topic will be Scholarship for Education Access. The event kicks off with […]
Six inaugural DU Grand Challenges Scholars Grants have been awarded to faculty for community-engaged scholarship that will tackle issues that impact daily living in our communities. Congratulations to the following faculty! Faculty: […]
Collective Impact Cohorts will bring together community and university voices to develop and implement collaborative work to create measurable change to improve daily living. Four cohorts will be established, with […]
The DUGC initiative is getting a boost from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. A $100,000 gift will be used to develop new ways for students and faculty to collaborate with the community […]
As a preface to Grand Challenges, we hosted a regular series of forums designed to facilitate dialogue about collaboration to advance community-engaged scholarship. Over 60 faculty and staff from various […]