GCC 5501: Knowledge to Impact: Creating Action with your Grand Challenge Project Idea

Spring 2020 | Fridays 10:00-11:00 AM | Remote

Instructors: Megan Voorhees, Director of Experiential Education and Graduate Programs at Institute on the Environment and Affiliate Faculty, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; Andrea Davila, Adjunct Faculty Member, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; Tony Loyd, Executive Producer of the podcast Social Entrepreneur

Knowledge to Impact: Creating Action with Your Grand Challenge Project Idea
Do you have an idea for how to address a social or environmental problem? Are you interested in taking a course with other motivated students from across the university who care about being changemakers?  Whether its a project on campus, an organizing or advocacy project, or a for-profit or non-profit venture, this one-credit Acara course will help you learn the skills to design an implementation plan for a solution that could take many forms, depending on student interest and the nature of the problem (business or nonprofit plans, policy and advocacy plans, media and awareness campaigns and activism plans are all possible). Resources (funding, training and mentors) will be available for students who wish to pursue their project beyond the classroom into implementation, and students will be well prepared to compete for $5000 fellowships and internships through the Acara Challenge.

You can learn more about this course by reviewing this year’s course syllabus.

This class is part of the University’s new, innovative Grand Challenge Curriculum.