Faculty Forum-April 2021-Community-Based Instruction
From Andy Jones
The event was a conversation featuring Dr. Milmon Harrison, an Associate Professor in the Department of African American and African Studies. A dynamic speaker and favorite professor to many UC Davis students, Dr. Harrison shared with us some of his public engagement and community outreach initiatives. Dr. Harrison has recently been named one of four inaugural recipients of the Chancellor’s Fellowships for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.We were also joined by Catherine Brinkley, VMD, PhD, MS, Associate Professor from the Community & Regional Development program in the Human Ecology Department. Dr. Brinkley discussed how her undergraduate level course Community Governance (CRD 158) and graduate level Health and Place (CRD 200) courses are partnering with local governments and nonprofits in two important areas. 1) to frame a Health Impact Assessment of Yolo County's new Universal Basic Income program and 2) to revise and update the Sacramento Region Food System Action Plan.