Tackling Grand Challenges: Community Engagement and Collective Impact in Public Problem Solving

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  • Source:
    Metropolitan Universities, v30 n2 p20-39 Jun 2019. 20 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1219900
      Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252. Tel: 410-704-3700; Fax: 410-704-2152; e-mail: cumu@towson.edu; Web site: http://www.cumuonline.org
    • Peer Reviewed:
      N/A
    • ISSN:
      1047-8485
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      In recent years, grand challenge initiatives have emerged nationally with the goal of addressing large, multidisciplinary public problems. The advent of university-led grand challenge initiatives offers an important opportunity to reflect on how institutions of higher education design, implement, and orient externally relevant activities at a time of public skepticism. With a focus on public problem solving, grand challenge initiatives offer a way to re-engage the public's imagination and faith in higher education, depending on what these initiatives reflect about institutional values, practices, and work. We use this reflection opportunity to review early approaches to university-led grand challenge initiatives. We then propose that two frameworks should merge explicitly into grand challenge initiatives to guide public problem solving: community engagement and collective impact. Finally, we offer the establishment of a grand challenge initiative at the University of Denver (DU) as an example of the integration of community engagement and collective impact frameworks into the organization and implementation of institution-wide, publicly-engaged work.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      -1
    • Physical Description:
      20
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      SEP2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1219900
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DEPRINCE, A. P.; DIENNO, C. M. Tackling Grand Challenges: Community Engagement and Collective Impact in Public Problem Solving. Metropolitan Universities, [s. l.], v. 30, n. 2, p. 20–39, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      DePrince AP, DiEnno CM. Tackling Grand Challenges: Community Engagement and Collective Impact in Public Problem Solving. Metropolitan Universities. 2019;30(2):20-39. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219900&custid=s8280428. Accessed November 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      DePrince, A. P., & DiEnno, C. M. (2019). Tackling Grand Challenges: Community Engagement and Collective Impact in Public Problem Solving. Metropolitan Universities, 30(2), 20–39. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219900&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      DePrince, Anne P., and Cara Marie DiEnno. 2019. “Tackling Grand Challenges: Community Engagement and Collective Impact in Public Problem Solving.” Metropolitan Universities 30 (2): 20–39. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219900&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      DePrince, A. P. and DiEnno, C. M. (2019) ‘Tackling Grand Challenges: Community Engagement and Collective Impact in Public Problem Solving’, Metropolitan Universities, 30(2), pp. 20–39. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219900&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 19 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      DePrince, AP & DiEnno, CM 2019, ‘Tackling Grand Challenges: Community Engagement and Collective Impact in Public Problem Solving’, Metropolitan Universities, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 20–39, viewed 19 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      DePrince, Anne P., and Cara Marie DiEnno. “Tackling Grand Challenges: Community Engagement and Collective Impact in Public Problem Solving.” Metropolitan Universities, vol. 30, no. 2, June 2019, pp. 20–39. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219900&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      DePrince, Anne P., and Cara Marie DiEnno. “Tackling Grand Challenges: Community Engagement and Collective Impact in Public Problem Solving.” Metropolitan Universities 30, no. 2 (June 1, 2019): 20–39. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219900&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      DePrince AP, DiEnno CM. Tackling Grand Challenges: Community Engagement and Collective Impact in Public Problem Solving. Metropolitan Universities [Internet]. 2019 Jun 1 [cited 2019 Nov 19];30(2):20–39. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219900&custid=s8280428