Creating Whole Communities (CWC) brings together UMSL faculty, students, and community leaders to research important community challenges through rigorous issue- and practice-based research. Scholarship on a broad range of issues is drawn from multi-disciplinary perspectives. The leadership team and partners of CWC share a commitment to connecting research findings to public policymakers, practitioners, and citizens.
Research conducted through CWC will uphold the following values:
- Community stakeholder input is valued through all phases of research development including the identification of research questions, data collection, data interpretation, and dissemination.
- Community partners will be sought in areas of research development and dissemination.
- Faculty and students from multiple disciplines are engaged in research efforts to provide a more well-rounded approach to research inquiries.
- Findings and lessons learned will be disseminated to the public through publications and presentations.
CWC supports neighborhood-focused research by offering a research fellows program open to UMSL Faculty.