Dr. Heather Brady Selected as Fellow

May 23, 2016

Five faculty from across the state have been selected for the 2016-2017 class of Iowa Campus Compact's Engaged Scholar Faculty Fellows. Grand View's Dr. Heather Brady is one of those people. This will be the fourth year of the program, which promotes community-engaged scholarship and teaching. Selected fellows participate in a learning community throughout the year while launching or enhancing a service-learning course or other community-engaged research or project. They also receive a $1,000 stipend to support their efforts.

Dr. Heather Brady is an associate professor of liberal arts, teaching community engagement courses related to global awareness. She has taught French language, culture and literature. Her project, "Engaging Core II Students with Refugee Youth: Strengthening the Partnership between Grand View and Pursuit of Innovation" will focus on creating a reciprocal community partnership with Pursuit of Innovation (pi) 515, a non-profit providing refugee youth with mentoring opportunities through computer programming. She will maximize student learning while fulfilling host organization needs; create course components that will serve as a cultural orientation for my students; improve communications with host organizations about program needs; create better opportunities for feedback about the experience.