The New School Collaboratory supports students, faculty, and community partners to promote excellence in engaged learning, scholarship, and practice. Our approach emphasizes equitable community partnerships and collaborative, project-based work designed to share, explore, and create knowledge that contributes to a more just, resilient, and equitable society.
We optimize the social and educational impact of academic collaborations with communities by:
- Showcasing projects, courses, curricula, research, and labs that exemplify innovative approaches to social change
- Building learning communities through university-wide symposia, capacity-building workshops, asset mapping, peer exchange, and think tank sessions
- Co-producing knowledge by incubating socially engaged scholarship programs, actionable tools, participatory research, curricula, and best practices that center the expertise of communities at the front line of 21st-century problems
A university-wide initiative supported by the Provost's Office and the Executive Dean's Office of the Schools of Public Engagement, the Collaboratory puts into practice The New School's founding values of supporting scholar-activists in their commitment to imagining and making a more just and sustainable world.
Visit the New School Collaboratory digital knowledge hub, thenewschoolcollaboratory.org, to learn more about our wide-ranging approaches to socially engaged scholarship, teaching, and practice.