In August 2014, CCREC launched the first Collaborative Research Training Institute at the UC Santa Cruz campus. The institute introduced graduate students and early career scholars to the theories, methods, ethics, and democratic aspects of collaborative research. Sessions were facilitated by CCREC Fellows.
The Collaborative Research Training Institute, now the Community Engaged Research Institute (CERI), is held each summer in partnership with various centers on the UC Santa Cruz campus.
Ron Glass, Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Director of CCREC
Robin DeLugan, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Merced, and Co-Chair of Community University Research and Action for Justice
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