Partnering with CRS on research projects helps faculty and graduate students to validate concepts and theories in the real world of low resource settings. These partnerships are mutually beneficial: CRS documents evidence of success and learns how to improve programs, while academics gain access to field sites and data to test research hypotheses.

Marquette and CRS will partner to test game-changing new approaches that can be scaled up to bring about transformation in the lives of the poor. Faculty will help carry out baseline, midterm, and final evaluations of programs, as well as to design and lead training modules and workshops for CRS staff.

CRS Ghana Faculty Enrichment Program

The Ghana Faculty Enrichment Program is an academically-rigorous immersion into the overseas work of CRS, including a study of the integral human development framework that CRS uses to design its programming, and the country-specific academic research that leads to development programming decisions. The purpose of the program is to equip faculty and administrators to both integrate the work of CRS into the classroom and campus, and to publish, speak, and act in support of global solidarity through CRS.

Marquette faculty and staff have participated in this program the past two summers.

Water, Social Impact Innovation and Peacemaking

A special section with resources from Marquette and CRS' collaboration on water, social impact innovation and peacemaking will be available soon.