Activity Areas

Activity Areas

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Beaumont, Texas. SETx-UIFL Annual Meeting 2022.

This SETx-UIFL purposely centers equity and community engagement throughout its internal processes – to foster these principles across disciplines and generations of scholars – and its interaction with communities that are studied. The team conducts outreach, engagement, and training in six integrated areas:

  1. convergence learning,
  2. team science competencies including interdisciplinary collaboration,
  3. complex problem-solving competencies including participatory, stakeholder-engaged research,
  4. experiential/applied learning
  5. digital learning environments, and
  6. informal learning/outreach.
  • Activity area 1: Bring SETx-UIFL team together for shared learning, research, and engagement processes and build partnerships across different institutions.
  • Activity area 2: Co-develop methods across disciplines and with community participants to foster partnerships between the different institutions and communities.
  • Activity area 3: Center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for all work that is undertaken and for every researcher connected to the SETx-UIFL to understand their positionality and how it will differ from the experiences of those we are studying.