PIT-UN Challenge: Toward the Comprehensive PIT Institution
Aiming to create a field of Public Interest Technology (PIT), the PIT University Network has focused on project/program-level change at member institutions. This proposal develops the idea that such institutions might build PIT in more comprehensive, mission-driven and strategic ways. We study ASU, Howard University (an HBCU), and Estrella Mountain Community College (an HSI) to identify what they do and could do across their functions and mission to become comprehensive PIT institutions, helping to morph PIT-UN from a network of institutions with PIT activities into a network of institutions strategically committed to PIT. Ultimately, this work may lead to external assessment of institutions for PIT akin to assessment for sustainability.
David H. Guston, Foundation Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
ECAST-ASTC Community Innovation (CI) Fellowship Program
Build a replicable, scalable and competitive training program and capacities at PIT-UN Network cities for public engagement professionals in science centers who can work collaboratively with local government, community or university partners to convene dialogues on Public Interest Technology issues.
Mahmud Farooque, Associate Director, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO)