Liberal Arts Engagement Hub Pilot: Hub Residency
Applications are being accepted until May 7, 2021.
A Hub residency provides space for public engagement initiatives to faculty, students, staff, and/or community members through an application process for limited periods of time (e.g., a semester during the academic year, a month during the summer, etc.).
Projects that are granted a residency are required to adopt an ethos of responsibility and custodianship as they care for the physical space and control access to it for the specified period. Unlike the many available classroom spaces on campus, which see the ebb and flow of traffic throughout the day and are booked for one-off events outside of class meeting times, and are primarily owned by the Office of Classroom Management, this space will require an investment of time and energy by its users, a sense of responsibility for a public trust.
In addition, at the end of their occupancy of the Hub space, one or more leaders of the residency project will be expected to serve on the Hub Advisory Committee to review future project applications and advise on the Hub’s ongoing operation.
2020-21 Hub Residencies
The following projects received Hub residencies for the 2020-21 academic year.
Applying for a Hub Residency
Applicants can be:
- College of Liberal Arts faculty members, instructors, and staff
- Community members with a College of Liberal Arts faculty or staff sponsor
- Departments and collaborative groups that involve College of Liberal Arts faculty or staff (such as Grand Challenges research groups or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Workshops [ICWs])
We encourage proposals that centrally involve undergraduate and graduate student participation. Community members and organizations must have a College of Liberal Arts faculty or staff sponsor to facilitate the use of the space and other University resources.
Projects may vary in size, scope, and duration but must, by their nature, necessitate ongoing access to space (that is, proposals should not be for one-time events). They should be collaborative and facilitate reciprocal engagement with community members and groups around topics of important public interest.
The most competitive projects will be those that align with at least one, and potentially more, of the following purposes:
- Informing contemporary debates
- Amplifying community voices and histories
- Helping individuals and communities navigate difficult experiences
- Expanding educational access
- Preserving culture in times of crisis and change
Priority will be given to projects that constitute one or both of the following types of engagement:
- Engaged research—research initiatives in which higher education faculty and students partner with community members in the creation of knowledge
- Engaged teaching—higher education instruction involving engaged research, teaching, and public programming