Part of the Citizen Science Association Conference, March 13-17, 2019. RCC 303 3.45-5.15pm Citizen Science and the University: Institutional innovation, change, and engagement beyond the ivory tower » Ryan Meyer, Heidi Ballard, Rob Blair, Ira Bennett, Caren Cooper, Colleen Hitchcock, Julia Parrish
As centers of knowledge production, social critique, and innovation, universities present both opportunities and constraints for the broader growth of our field. For citizen and community science to thrive at, and through universities, those institutions will need to change in daunting and exciting ways. Presenters will describe their efforts to change how things work at their campuses, in order to advance citizen and community science. We will also hear feedback from people outside the walls of the ivory tower, including from audience members.