Congratulations to Community Scholar Dr. Shikha Upadhyaya on her NSS Big Data Grant

February 3, 2021
Shikha blog

Dr. Upadhyaya will thematically integrate course syllabi with Community Partners, the City of Los Angeles and associated non-profits... 

On behalf of the CBE, we would like to extend our congratulations to Dr. Shikha Upadhyaya for being selected as a community scholar for the NSS Big Data Grant for course redesign. Dr. Upadhyaya will serve as a Community Scholar and thematically integrate course syllabi with Community Partners, the City of Los Angeles and associated non-profits to begin building capacity in big literacy across community, agency, and university platforms. 

More specifically, the mini grants will provide for course redesign/modification, which includes working with the City of LA Mayor’s Data Team and Community Partners for guest lectures, administrating civic engagement activities, and allowing our evaluation agency to collect data and provide assessments and identify transformational stories (i.e., student success stories). For civic engagement activities (i.e., data collection, data analysis and visualization, and presentations to the nonprofits), students will be matched with nonprofit organizations by Community Partners, a nonprofit fiscal sponsor.