Guide to Virtual Engagement
reportposted on 11.11.2020, 20:53 by Aeysha Chaudhry, Eunhye Lee, Jeni Hebert-Beirne, Alexis Grant, Maggie Acosta
At this time, the reality is that we cannot meet in person because of our priority to protect the safety and wellbeing of our partners. This means that the ways in which we engage with our research partners and participants has shifted to become primarily virtual. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many more researchers and practitioners to confront questions of equity. To what extent do our community partners have access to internet? Who are we including or leaving out in our programs and research? How can we make sure everyone has an opportunity to participate? What are our communities' priorities, and how do we support them? The answers to these questions have a direct impact on how you should conduct your scholarly work. This guide is a tool to help you in this process, be flexible with your partnerships, and adapt your work to accomplish your team’s goals.