Transformational Facilitation

Student Research Presentations to City Planners attending the UC San Diego Urtban Expo
Paul Watson facilitates student research presentations to City Planners attending the UC San Diego Urban Expo

 

The Global ARC facilitates new ways for universities to engage with community members, while jointly addressing challenges negatively impacting local neighborhoods. This value-based approach emphasizes reciprocity, respect, mutuality, equity, inclusion, partnership, and shared vision.

To bring about significant change on a policy and/or systems level requires joining the forces of science, research and technology with the practical knowledge of the community, merging theory and practice.  The Global ARC acts as a transformational facilitator between the institutions of science, research and technology and local communities to develop and maintain a process that facilitates authentic bi-directional learning.  The Global ARC operates from the premise that everyone has something to learn and everyone has something to teach.  The challenge is to bring both of these worlds together in a way that allows for an equitable exchange of knowledge that leads to joint learning, generates new knowledge, and contributes to the development of healthy communities. 

 

UC San Diego Professor works with community residents to establish a community garden in Southeastern San Diego
UC San Diego's Bioregional Center Director, Keith Pezzoli (on the right), works with community residents to establish the Ocean View Growing Grounds in Southeastern San Diego
Scripps Intitute for Oceanography provides a Biofilter Workshop for community residents at the Ocean View Growing Grounds

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego conducts a Biofilter Workshop for community residents at the Ocean View Growing Grounds
Storm Water Runoff Community Workshop
Storm Water Runoff Community Workshop