Tara K. Bryan: A Community Engaged Approach to Academic Work

Presentation of the principles of scientific research and its connection to education in an American university setting. Introduction of a community engaged approach to academic work and the fundamentals of „Research to Practice & Practice to Research“ approach. Discussion of the possibilities of linking community-based goals and academic goals.

Issues Discussed:

  • How are we translating research to inform practice?
  • Are we training researchers to be boundary spanning translators?
  • Are we solving questions that don’t need answering?
  • Engaging community issues in research versus professors’ expertise


1. Guest Kateřina Kloubová (Fulbright Specialists, Inter-country travel) – 15 min
2. Lecture by Tara K. Bryan
3. Discussion

Organized by
Department of Public Economics (Faculty of Economics and Administration)
Ing. Dagmar Špalková, Ph.D.

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