“The Campus & Community Research Collaborative (CCRC) is a bi-annual, multi-disciplinary event sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President for Research & Emerging Initiatives and the Office of the Provost. This faculty-driven initiative fosters opportunities to generate experiential student learning outcomes mutually benefiting research faculty and community partners.

Its signature component is a “speed-dating” luncheon where faculty and community partners network to identify potential “matches” of project interest. The agenda also includes a newcomer orientation, breakout sessions for previous attendees and keynote presentations. Since 2012, CCRC has enriched the quality of life of the local community by partnering with regional organizations and local agencies.”