Community-Based Undergraduate Research Partnerships

**Please note: This program was active during the 2013-2014 academic year.



Community-Based Undergraduate Research Partnerships initiative was designed to enhance community-based research (CBR) by providing opportunities and funding for undergraduate students to conduct CBR in collaboration with faculty and community advisors. CBR is a distinctive approach to research characterized by a collaborative partnership of students, faculty and community members engaging in research aimed at addressing community-identified needs or affecting social change. CBR takes place in community settings and involves community partners in the design, implementation and dissemination of the research. 
 
The application window for the Community-Based Undergraduate Research Partnerships is now closed.  An example of the application and a guide to filling out the application is below.

 

Please contact Heather Burk for more information about the history of this program. 


2013-14 Community-Based Research Projects

 
 
CBUR_2014_CAP 


Title: Data Analysis of After School Arts Participation for Low-SES Students 

 

Community Organization: Cathedral Arts Project 

 

Description:  With data collected by the Improve Group, through Duval County Public Schools, Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) wanted to analyze the benefits of their after-school arts programs on their elementary and middle-school aged participants. Using the data, the student researcher analyzed the effects that CAP's arts and music programs have on student behavior and academic performance.

Team: Dylan Cummings - Student Researcher, Josue Cruz - Community Advisor, Dr. Dan Richard - Faculty Advisor  



 

 

CBUR_2014_HH 



Title: Program Evaluation of an Inclusive Pre-K Program 

 

Description: Hope Haven wanted to analyze how participating in an inclusive preschool program is beneficial to typically and a-typically developing children. Research demonstrates that both typically developing children and those with special needs thrive in an inclusive classroom environment with a diverse group of students learning side-by-side.The student researcher evaluated the current program model for its long-term and short-term benefits on all children.

 

Team: Kimberly Harrington - Student Researcher, Amy Flood - Community Advisor, Dr. Jody Nicholson - Faculty Advisor

 

 

 

CBUR_2014_SJRA 



Title: Funding Analysis for the Revitalization of Mayport Village 

Community Organization: St. Johns River Alliance

 

Description:  The River Alliance wanted a funding analysis that focused on the area in Jacksonville known as Mayport Village (the mouth of the St. Johns River). The analysis looked at the existing sources of funding (state, local, federal, private) that could be used to assist Mayport Village in reestablishing itself as a commercial fishing center and tourist destination. This analysis acted as a pilot for the River Alliance to complete analyses on additional vital areas to the St. Johns River. The student researcher used their analysis to help the River Alliance apply for an appropriate grant. 

 

Team: Veronica Perez - Student Researcher, Mark Middlebrook & Andrea Conover - Community Advisors, Dr. Christopher Baynard & Dr. Albert Loh (not pictured) - Faculty Advisors