This engaged learning course (PAM 4950) , taught by Professor Maureen Waller, offers students the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge and skills they have learned in their coursework by addressing a real-world question presented by a community partner. Students will work collaboratively on an applied research project, produce a professional report, and brief community members on the outcomes and recommendations of their research.

Past Student Reports Include:

  • PS: It Works! Tompkins County: Findings from Two Longitudinal Surveys of Program Participants (2021)
  • A Decade of Parents Apart: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Moving Forward (2020 Capstone Report)
  • Exploring the needs of incarcerated parents and their co-parents: Results from a five-state survey and focus groups in Tompkins County (2019 Capstone Report)
  • Evaluation of the Parents Apart Program in Community and Jail-Based Settings: A Pilot Study (2018 Capstone Report)
  • The Tompkins Family Program Capstone Report (2016)
  • Parenting a Second Time Around Capstone Report (2016)

See a featured story in the Human Ecology Magazine here