Sponsored by the CSU Office of the Chancellor and the
Corporation for National and Community Service under Learn and Serve America
In February 2007, more than 150 faculty engaged in community scholarship representing all 23 campuses, and their research partners attended the Second Annual CSU Conference on Community-Based Teaching and Research: Diversity in California. California is one of four states designated majority-minority, with 56% of the
general population now minority (non-white)1. These profound demographic shifts
create new challenges and opportunities for the state in almost every arena from education
to health care to economic development in which the CSU is deeply involved.
- research on engaged pedagogies (e.g. service learning and civic engagement impact on
students, curriculum, and/or institutions);
- research and other forms of scholarship to address specific community needs (e.g.
health disparity issues, building multicultural competencies);
- research methods involving faculty, students, and community (e.g.
ethnographic methods, participatory action research, involving students in community based
All inquiries concerning this conference should be sent to:
Director, Center for Community Engagement
1. Source: U.S.
Census Bureau. The other states are Hawaii, New Mexico and Texas. Five other states -
Maryland, Mississippi, Georgia, New York and Arizona - are next in line with minority
populations approaching 40