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Example Partnership Projects


January 2022 Data Visualization for Social Justice

How can we communicate data to tell compelling stories? This course works with a community partner to understand their data and research. We then draw on visual story telling to present the research to wider public audiences. The forms of Read more


Oratory in Action

During fall ’20, students in the new Oratory In Action course practiced speaking and peer coaching online, then partnered with five Addison County nonprofits to optimize their online communications. Partners were Weybridge Elementary School, Addison County Readers, Addison County Read more


The Body Online

The Body Online is a critical digital studies lab dedicated to student learning and engagement of ethnographic theory, method, and design online. View The Body Online website.

Other Example Projects

A fall 2020 Food Power and Justice class partnered with the following:

  • Porter Medical Center to conduct data input, analysis, and interpretation related to pre- and post-surveys of Farmacy clients.
  • VT Food Bank to survey customers’ satisfaction with frozen meal delivery.
  • Food Justice Task Force of Farm to Plate to interview stakeholders about how to center racial equity in food access programs.

An American studies course collaborated with Henry Sheldon Museum with students examining crucial primary source materials related to the founding of the museum and working to make these important archives more accessible both for the museum and for researchers.

A course focused on language and environmental communication partnered with a range of environmental organizations to examine environmental conflicts through an attention to language and communication.

A First-Year Seminar entitled Native Presence and Performance: Reclaiming the Indigenous Narrative invited students to respectfully engage with and support leading Abenaki culture bearers and Native playwrights from around the country, who will share how their work contributes to their nations’ goals.

A computer science class developed algorithms for transportation routing efficiency for Vermont’s Dial-a-Ride program in collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

A remote sensing class within the Geography Department partnered with the World Resources Institute to perform the needed preliminary analyses of landscape change, contributing to a more efficient preparation for restoration activities.