Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility
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Purpose of ICSR Research Working Groups
ICSR's Research Working Groups provide a structure to support faculty, staff, and/or graduate students to sustain critical research on citizenship, social responsibility, community engagement, and social justice, broadly defined. Working groups strive to create productive intellectual exchange among members, facilitate deeper understanding of the identified research topic, and create innovative ideas related to the topic of research. In order to apply click here.
Fall 2014 Research Working Groups
Child and Forced Labor Research Group
The Child and Forced Labor Research Group will discuss the impact of recent international directives to eliminate forced labor and child labor in the supply chain for organizations and how it may affect the education of future WKU students. These discussions will continue to educate WKU business students to be more socially responsible members of organizations and future leaders that can contribute to a sustainable global society.
Group Members: Dr. Dorothea Browder, Dr. Ismail Civelek, Dr. Leanne Coder, Dr. Dana Cosby, Dr. Jerry Daday, Dr. Whitney Peake, Dr. Shane Spiller, and Dr. Brian Sullivan
Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training
From Left to Right: (Back Row) Sarah Adams-Morely, David Prinz, Ginny Durakovich, Sasha Ross-Gibson, Sarah Haught, Carlos Stallworth, Richard Rose; (Front Row) Patricia Satterwhite, Genia Paige Wilson, Douglas Wagner, Daniel Rosner;(Not pictured) Ethan Sykes, Kathryn Looft, Dr. Peggy Crowe
The Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training group will train staff and graduate students to facilitate intergroup dialogues on WKU's campus. Intergroup dialogues are prolonged small group discussions between different historically disparate groups, led by trained facilitators who create a safe place for intergroup interaction to take place. This group seeks to foster meaningful, structured interaction between students from diverse backgrounds and increase student understanding and informed discourse about their identities and inherent differences.
Group Members: Dr. Peggy Crowe, Sasha Ross-Gibson, Sarah Adams-Morely, David Prinz, Sarah Haught, Douglas Wagner, Daniel Rosner, Patricia Satterwhite, Kathryn Looft, Ethan Sykes, Ginny Durakovich, Genia Paige Wilson, Carlos Stallworth, Richard Rose
Third Space Research Group
The Third Space Research Group studies Makerspaces as Third Spaces in education. Third spaces have the potential to address social and cultural inequities in education by providing equality of access to learning resources for minority students. They will be developing a prototype "pop up" Makerspace for middle school students, focusing on the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) areas for designing and making things that meet the needs of the community.
Group Members: Faculty and Graduate Students from the WKU School of Teacher Education, University Libraries, and Bowling Green City Schools
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