Publicly Engaged, Actionable Knowledge (PEAK) Project

Are you a CC faculty or staff educator interested in community-engaged learning and research, but need an idea for a project or a community partner? A student wanting to use your senior thesis to meaningfully address community-identified needs? A community partner wanting to connect to the classroom, or research projects? You've landed on the right page. 

The PEAK Project connects knowledge to action for community impact.

 

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What is the PEAK Project?

Vision

We envision a world in which knowledge is created and learned for the public good.

Mission

The PEAK Project promotes community-engaged teaching, learning, and research at Colorado College to connect campus knowledge and community impact.

To work toward this vision and fulfill the mission, we:

  1. Educate stakeholders about best practices
  2. Connect CC educators, students, and partners to co-create: courses that provide opportunity to teach for community impact and learn about changemaking, or research that produces applied knowledge connected to community action (scholarly works and student theses), and 
  3. Promote community-engaged teaching, learning, and research at CC through recruiting, advocating, and storytelling efforts
CC educators, students, and partners learn about best practices of community-engaged teaching, learning, and research through CCE workshops.

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CC educators propose a course, research project, or creative pursuit they'd like to connect to community work. A Call for Interest of CC faculty and staff educators will be held blocks A-1 (for spring courses) and 5-7 (for fall courses). Click here for more information and to fill out an Interest Form.

Community partners propose possible connections to CC courses, scholarly and student research, or creative projects. A Call for Interest of community partners will be held October and November (for spring courses) and May and June (for fall courses).  Click here for more information and to fill out a Course Project Collaboration Form.

Students propose thesis projects they'd like to make engaged or applied.  More info on this process to come soon!

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The CCE seeks to match educator and student expertise and interests to the mission, goals, or needs of a community partner. If we can’t find a match that cycle, we can try again the next cycle.

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If matched, educators, students, and partners co-create a project that both promotes student learning or intellectual discovery, and create meaningful community impact, with CCE staff as thought partners and resources as needed.

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the project, with CCE staff as thought partners and resources as needed.

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the impact and story of the project once finished, in partnership with the CCE.

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Courses Seeking Partners

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