These training sessions are designed to utilize community engagement as a method for teaching and conducting research and to foster collaborative partnership with the community through mutually beneficial endeavors.
Community-Based Learning Workshops
Each year, the office offers workshops on community-based learning (CBL) courses. These workshops provide faculty with the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skill in teaching these high-impact courses. These workshops are designated for faculty who would like to develop CBL courses or redesign existing courses. Other areas covered include partnership selection, reflection, and assessment and evaluation.
Community-Engaged Scholarship Workshops
These workshops focus on community-engaged scholarship as a method for conducting research. They also explore elements of community-engaged research and issues involved in engaging in this type of research.
Engaged Scholarship Symposium
This annual event held in the spring brings together members of the university and community partners to share about scholarly activities being done and explore ways to advance the scholarship of engagement in mutually beneficial ways.
New Faculty Orientation
In collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, the office offers an orientation to community engagement for all new faculty to the university. The training looks at the role of the university as a metropolitan research university with a commitment to community engagement. Issues faced by new faculty such as forging partnerships and identifying resources are also explored.
Faculty who desire assistance with community engagement may schedule an individual consultation. These consultations may address any wide cross section of topics such as:
- developing a new community-based learning course
- redesign an existing course
- identifying partnerships for teaching or research purposes
- developing scholarly product
- navigating tenure and promotion in relation to community engagement activities