A 2017-18 Engaged Faculty Fellow, Gen Meredith is a lecturer in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine. She came to Cornell to help design and lead the Master of Public Health program. Read her faculty profile for more information.
About the Project
Meredith’s job is to be a focal point for the overall integrated design and delivery of a new competency-driven professional public health curriculum on campus. She is responsible for bringing together faculty from across campus and community partners to facilitate students’ transdisciplinary learning. She is also responsible for teaching several courses that use engaged-learning theory. Her project focuses on assessing the overall value of and outcomes from the Master of Public Health (MPH) program.
The MPH program is designed to have students learn from the community in the classroom, and to then shift the classroom to the community where students spend a substantial amount of time working with and learning from community partners. If done right, this will be the students’ seminal learning experience.
In Her Own Words
“In addition to developing a stronger peer network on campus, I hope to gain four things through involvement with this cohort of faculty interested in engaged learning and research:
- A better understanding of how to use critical reflection to measure student growth and achievement of learning outcomes.
- Guidance on how to research what we are doing
- Tools for my action research toolbox
- Dialogue around how to keep community partners engaged in these projects for the long term”
Engaged Cornell Grants
- Engaged Curriculum Grant: Food Systems Approaches to Food Safety
- Engaged Curriculum Grant: Food Systems for Global Health
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of engaged learning; meet monthly to discuss readings, share projects and workshop challenges; and help transform what it means to teach at Cornell