November 29, 2016

T&T student Kendra Auberry recently won the 2016 Florida Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Research Award in the Florida College System Sector for her research on collective impact. Collective impact refers to a collaborative, inter-organizational effort to effect social change. Auberry, who is the STEM librarian at Indian River State College (IRSC), researches and supports faculty who are teaching service learning courses. Her recent research project focused on service learning evaluation methods which go beyond the traditional focus of reflective exercises for students but seek to solve complex problems (mostly social justice or public health issues) in more collaborative ways (via collective impact) between higher education and community based organizations. She began her research in a T&T course taught by Dr. Bruce Janz.