Collaborative Research Training Institute for Graduate Students & Early Career Scholars

Friday, August 22, 2014
Santa Cruz, CA

In August 2014, CCREC offered a 3-day intensive training opportunity to introduce graduate students and early career scholars to theories, methods, ethics, and democratic aspects of collaborative research.  Through seminars, roundtables, and hands-on workshops, participants developed skills and knowledge to begin engaging in equity-oriented community-based collaborative research.  All sessions were facilitated by experienced collaborative researchers (both university- and community-based). 

Number of participants was limited to 25, with a cost of $350 including meals, or $500 with meals and accommodation.


  • Chris Benner, Associate Professor of Community and Regional Development at the University of California, Davis
  • Robin DeLugan, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Merced, and Co-Chair of Community University Research and Action for Justice
  • Ronald David Glass, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and PI/Director of CCREC
  • Adrián Félix, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz
  • George Lipsitz, Professor of Black Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Board of Directors, National Fair Housing Alliance; and Chairman of Board of Directors, African American Policy Forum
  • Ellen Reese, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of Labor Studies at the University of California, Riverside


  • Why collaborative research? Why Equity-Oriented Collaborative Community-Based Research (EOCCBR)?
  • Building collaborative relationships with community members, community-based organizations, and academic faculty and researchers
  • Collaborative methodologies
  • Interpretation of findings in a collaborative context
  • Publishing and dissemination of findings in a collaborative context
  • Equity-orientation of research
  • New media and collaborative research
  • Public learning processes (community organizing/mobilizing)
  • Ethics and epistemology
  • Data and democracy
  • Feedback & support on your projects/ideas (this includes the opportunity to advance your own ideas & current projects within a community of interdisciplinary colleagues, peers and experienced collaborative researchers (both academic & community-based)
  • Examples of EOCCBR

Cick here to see the institute flyer.