Workshops, Research & Service Opportunities

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Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research

The University if North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a strong history of community-engaged participatory research, particularly in Public Health. The Department of Anthropology is pleased to host the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research and play a role in building on this tradition.

The certificate offers:

  • Training in the theoretical bases, rationale, methodologies, challenges and motivation for carrying out research in equitable partnership with instead of on communities.
  • Exposure to participatory methods, ethical considerations, and research paradigms.
  • Faculty mentorship and guidance to help you develop your respective projects.
  • Connection to fellow graduate students, faculty and community experts.
  • Forums for discussing, sharing and refining participatory ethics and methodologies.
  • Opportunities for students in all fields to gain experience by linking them to ongoing projects.

The certificate is available to all graduate students across the University. It requires 10 hours of course credit over the student’s career and is meant to complement the student’s degree program.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate Program in Participatory Research online.

Course Development Institute on Service-Learning

This annual event is held every May. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC participants, however, space is limited. This year, the Course Development Institute will be held on May 16.

GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics

The Carolina Center for Public Service, along with the Campus Y and the Center for Global Initiatives, sponsor UNC’s annual GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics. The GO! Initiative is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement in communities and develop intercultural competencies. In addition, GO! provides an avenue for students to network and interact with others traveling to similar areas of the world. Upon their return, students will have the opportunity to get together at a peer gathering to discuss their experiences as well as strategies for readjustment and remaining connected to important issues and populations they engaged with abroad.

Learn more about GO!

Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship

The Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship Consortium hosts one and a half-hour seminars to support community engagement and engaged scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sessions are sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, and the Carolina Center for Public Service. Check the CCPS events calendar for series schedule.

Functional Leadership Workshop Series

The Functional Leadership Workshop Series is sponsored by the Office of Student Organizations at the Carolina Union. The purpose of this series is to develop student organization officers and members into knowledgeable and effective leaders. This series is designed specifically for leaders or officers of officially recognized student organizations. Organization members who do not hold an official position within their group are also highly encouraged to attend. For details, visit Functional Leadership Workshop Series.