Engaged Arts and Humanities Student Scholars

Program Contact

Lisa Schwartz

lisa.h.schwartz@colorado.edu

The Engaged Arts and Humanities scholars is a cohort-based program of the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement. It helps graduate students apply the tools of the arts and humanities, and their unique interests, to community-engaged scholarship projects (research, teaching and/or creative work), and provides funding for this work. A key program goal is to develop a strong cohort and community of learners committed to equity-oriented community partnerships.

Students should have an interest in and ability to apply the tools from an arts and humanities discipline and their life experience to work with Colorado communities beyond the university. We encourage applicants with diverse perspectives and at varied stages of their development as community-engaged scholars, from new to experienced. Students receive a $1000 stipend to participate and up to $1000 for a community-engaged partnership project.  They will also have an opportunity to earn a micro-credential on Equity-Oriented Partnerships, as part of a collaboration with the CU Boulder Renée Crown Wellness Institute.

Meet the cohorts here

Each cohort member develops a community-engaged scholarship partner project. See project information below. Contact program lead Lisa Schwartz, Office for Outreach and Engagement, with any questions.

  • Critical Literary Spaces in After School Sport Programs

    Location

    in colorado

    Northglenn

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    Program lead: Erica Caasi, School of Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy Education
    In partnership with children, teachers, and coaches who serve as co-collaborators we explore how stories are told about the body and sport. The girls who participate in this after school sport program range in grade levels from 3rd to 5th and are part of one school site’s Girls on the Run (GOTR) program.

  • Movimiento Latinx Siglo XXI

    Location

    in colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    Program lead: Jesús Muñoz, CU Boulder Boulder Theatre & Dance Department. A week-long Latinx dance project in Fall 2022 that explores the intersections of Cuban dance and Contemporary dance through teaching and performance with a social justice approach. University and regional communities will experience embodied exposures to Latinx culture to preserve and expand these modalities.

  • Pueblo Soundscapes Curriculum

    Location

    online resource

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    Program lead: Lydia Wagenknecht, CU Boulder Musicology Department, College of Music
    This project aims to co-create K-12 curricular materials from the Soundscapes of the People project archive together with Pueblo area music educators, Latino History Project, the American Music Research Center (AMRC), and community arts stakeholders.

  • Reflections on the Future

    Location

    in colorado

    Jamestown

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    Not Applicable

    Additional Info

    Program lead: Amy Hoagland, CU Boulder Art & Art History
    A community-based event in the early Fall of 2022 with the purpose of reflecting on the climate futures of our planet at a site of recent forest fire. This event will be an extension of the event that occurred in the Fall of 2021 at the Calwood Education Center, a residential environmental education center located near Jamestown, CO.

  • Te lo cuento con canciones, taller de producción musical

    Location

    in colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    Program lead: Brenda Aguirre Ortega, University of Colorado Boulder, Education Department
    The project features is a music production workshop for 4th and 5th grade Latinx students from a local elementary school in Fall 2022.

  • “What’s the right thing to do?" Ethical Reasoning for Middle School Teachers

    Location

    in colorado

    Lyons

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    Lead: Dawn Jacob, CU Boulder Philosophy Department. Learning to reflect critically on and thoughtfully discuss ethical issues helps students process their experiences and supports their academic investigations into challenging social topics. This program trains middle school teachers in philosophically-informed ethical reasoning and helps them integrate these practices into their classrooms.

Sponsoring Units

  • Division of Continuing Education

  • Office for Outreach and Engagement

Program Partners

  • CU Boulder Science Discovery
  • Calwood Education Center
  • American Music Research Center
  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
  • CU Boulder Renée Crown Wellness Institute

Audiences Served

  • Adult Learners
  • Alumni/Parents/Friends
  • Children & Youth (outside school)
  • Families
  • General Public
  • Historically Excluded/Marginalized/Non-dominant Group(s)
  • Immigrant Individuals/Communities
  • People Of Color
  • People Who Identify As Women, Girls, and/or Females
  • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - Middle School
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teachers - Middle School