IUPUI’s Jeremy Price named 2024 CUMU–Collaboratory Research Fellow


Collaboratory and The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) are pleased to announce that Jeremy Price, Ph.D., assistant professor of technology, innovation, and pedagogy in urban education at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), has been named the 2024 CUMU-Collaboratory Research Fellow. Through the fellowship, Dr. Price will work to extend, deepen, and advance the types of potential metrics that explain the impacts of community-engaged projects.

“It’s an honor to be selected as the CUMU-Collaboratory Research Fellow, and I’m excited to be able to work on such an interesting project for the field of community engaged research. I look forward to collaborating with researchers and practitioners to develop interesting and effective ways to support community engaged scholars in telling their stories,” said Price.

“One of CUMU’s core strengths is our ability to build connections across a growing membership to support the place-based mission of higher education. Dr. Price’s research will help CUMU members to better highlight the impacts of community-engaged projects that help to advance the anchor mission in the communities our member campuses serve,” said Valerie Holton, executive director, CUMU.

Dr. Price also serves at IUPUI as the primary investigator and project director for the Collaborative for Equitable and Inclusive STEM Learning (CEISL), the Digital Education Hub, and the Community Studies of Antisemitism In Schools (CSAIS) project. As a community engaged and public scholar-collaborator, Dr. Price is invested in using his experiences and expertise to engage and build capacity and capital around educational settings for marginalized and minoritized youth and communities to build, strengthen, and sustain an inclusive and just democratic project.

“Our team is excited to support Price’s work,” said Kristin Medlin, director of research and development, Collaboratory. “Using the national dataset to inform this project, along with input from Collaboratory administrators and researchers, can help institutions and scholars understand the balance between efforts and outcomes and provide a tool for community-engaged scholars.”

Collaboratory’s dataset is the largest coordinated national dataset on community engagement and public service activities occurring between higher education and communities. Collaboratory data represents descriptive data for over 5,000 community engagement and public service activities from 45 institutions across the United States.

About Collaboratory:

Collaboratory is a one-of-a-kind software that helps higher education understand the landscape of their engagement—the who, what, where, when and why of activities designed with and for their communities. Institutions committed to community engagement are challenged to track essential aspects of activities and partnerships for the purpose of planning, reporting, and accreditation/classifications, as well as to build best practice and impactful outcomes. In Collaboratory, the specific details of campus-community activities are connected to a network of affiliated community partners, units on campus, courses, and institutional programs and initiatives. The resulting data enables administrators and scholars to develop institutional identity around community engagement, increase buy-in and understanding for community engagement and public service from internal and external stakeholders, advocate for its recognition in faculty rewards and institutional plans and policies, and demonstrate the value and impacts of their partnerships.

About CUMU:

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) is the longest-running and largest organization committed to serving and connecting urban and metropolitan universities. CUMU focuses on strengthening institutions that are developing new responses to the pressing educational, economic, and social issues of the day. CUMU was formed in 1989 by leaders of metropolitan and urban institutions who realized their unique challenges and opportunities as they looked to the future of higher education. Today, CUMU is dedicated to its member institutions and to the creation and dissemination of knowledge on the issues that face our urban and metropolitan campuses and the communities we serve.

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