Rice University

Through innovative research, engaged pedagogy and creative approaches to application, this initiative seeks to promote and advance models and practices of an expansive approach to leadership both on and off the Rice University campus.

Formerly known as Houston Enriches Rice Education, the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning offers a range of opportunities from residency programs to course development grants. The program also features extensive community outreach, including a high school essay contest for students at some of Houston’s most economically disadvantaged schools.

Mission

Through creative knowledge production, critical thinking skills, effective communication strategies and application through engagement with a wide-range of perspectives, persons and interests, both locally and globally, CERCL hopes to move leadership practices forward on campus and beyond.

Strategic Goals

CERCL’s mission and objectives are enacted through innovative programming meant to enhance attention and approaches to addressing the socio-cultural, historical and political dimensions of life in Houston. While the actives of the Center will grow and shift over time, it functions based on an understanding that fulfillment of its mission involves careful attention to some of the basic building blocks of leadership: creative knowledge production, critical thinking skills, effective communication strategies and application through engagement with a wide-range of perspectives, persons and interests, both locally and globally.

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Leadership

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Maya Reine

  • Assistant Director, Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning, Rice University
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Anthony B. Pinn

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion, Rice University
  • Founding Director, Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning, Rice University
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