impact and talent in the humanities
and social sciences.
WHAT IS THE/LA COLLABORATIVE?
A network of experts in the humanities and social sciences dedicated to enhancing education, social innovation and knowledge policy through campus to community partnerships.
The/La Collaborative’s objective is to steer social sciences and humanities knowledge and skills where they are most needed by creating new models of impact that focus on the needs and interests of participants. Our sophisticated digital platform is used to support connection brokers who oversee person-to-person collaborations. Our partners access the expertise of social sciences and humanities researchers they need through collaborative processes that put them at the focus. Our collaboration protocols give elementary and secondary school teachers the resources they need to support inquiry in the classroom and provide community agencies and government with increased capacity for social innovation and knowledge-based policy.
A community of practice that invests in new models for research training and talent-building to meet the needs of graduate students in the social sciences and humanities.
The/La Collaborative’s activities revolve around the involvement of graduate “interns” who receive dedicated collaborative research training that focuses on experiential learning to foster foundational skills needed for success in academia and in the private and public sectors. Through their work as connection brokers and expert-facilitators graduate students from all fields in the social sciences and humanities and beyond fuel opportunities that span across sectors – academia, not-for-profit, and government – that combine a flexible schedule with meaningful community based learning.