Partnership and Funding Opportunities
School of Communication + Journalism Honors Leadership Seminar
To support the Kopenhaver Center Honors Leadership Seminar in conjunction with the School of Communication and Journalism. The program goal is to support graduating students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive a full semester long, 16-week leadership seminar, which will prepare them to successfully participate and thrive at the highest levels of the professional job market.
Thought Leader in Residence
To establish a personalized one-month residency in conjunction with the Kopenhaver Center to explore a relevant topic in the field of communication that advance women in the field of communication. The mission will be to contribute to the center’s programming and research activities and interact with students in the School of Communication and Journalism.
Kopenhaver Center Innovator in Residence
To establish a one-semester visiting faculty or professional position based the Kopenhaver Center at CARTA. This individual would spend the semester on a part-time basis to support innovative and creative uses at the topic of women and technology. Their mission will be to ascertain why there is a gap in women working in technology/digital areas in the field and bridge the gap to secure more women in leadership positions in technological areas.
The Role and Status of Women in Communication Biennial Survey
To support the research agenda implemented by the Kopenhaver Center and establish a survey to examine the “Status of Women in Communication” and monitor professional and academic trends of women in all of the fields of communication.
Programmatic goals would focus significant empirical and conceptual research in the field of communication that test, extend, or build leadership theory. Sponsored by a FIU principal investigator, the goal would be publication and presentation of the research.
Student Research Program
To support and encourage research and creative work among current undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in the center’s mission. Student researchers would be given the support to research and explore in depth a topic in their chosen field.
Programmatic goals would focus on providing a venue for students and future academics to carry out current and significant empirical and conceptual research in the field of communication. Lead by a faculty member, students will be responsible for designing and implementing their own individual research projects. The goal would be publication and presentation of the research.
Corporate Pop-up Workshops
A series of one day onsite corporate workshops to focus on topics women need to better compete in the marketplace, i.e., digital/online, coding, storytelling, leadership, etc. The target would be younger women in entry-level positions, as well as mid-career professionals.