How we support faculty:
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♦ Course Design — An exceptional community-engaged learning (CEL) course will clearly and intentionally integrate the course content with meaningful community engagement, which is emphasized with carefully designed reflection activities.
- Instructional Resources: The Center for CETR maintains a library collection rich with information for faculty to reference when designing CEL courses.
- Consultation: The Center for CETR offers course design consultation to assist faculty with incorporating the fundamentals of CEL course design. Through this process, the Center for CETR provides individualized consultation to help faculty develop CEL courses that deepen students’ learning and implement best practices.
- In-Course Evaluation: The Center for CETR also provides tools for faculty to measure the impact of their CEL courses for students and community partners.
- Course Designation Guidance: To teach a course carrying the CEL designation, faculty members must submit a proposal to the University Core Curriculum director. The Center for CETR offers submission guidance and assistance.
♦ Community Partnership Development — To provide students with meaningful community-engaged learning opportunities, faculty members must first initiate and develop community partnerships.
- Center for CETR Facilitation: The Center for CETR helps facilitate relationships between faculty and community partners. The Center for CETR offers partnership assistance.
- Location Map: The Center for CETR maintains an electronic map that includes 77 community agency sites that hosted CEL students in the past academic year. By clicking on one of the markers, the agency name, address, and a photo will be displayed. Directions are available. To contribute additional sites to the map, e-mail the Center for CETR.
- Instructional Resources: Our office is eager to help you find any resources you might need. Come check out our library or call us for additional assistance!
♦ Faculty Development — The Center is dedicated to supporting faculty efforts in community-engaged teaching and research.
- Faculty Events and Forums: The Center for CETR presents a variety of community-engaged teaching and research professional development programming each semester. These events and forums allow experienced faculty to network and share strategies with those new to community-engaged teaching and research. Check out the 2015-2016 Center for CETR Events and Forums Schedule.
- Community-Engaged Pathways Grant Program: Teams of faculty, administrators, and community advisors are invited to apply for funding to support their planning and implementation of "Community-Engaged Degree Programs." Check out the Pathways Grant Program.
- Campus to Community Excursion: Faculty are encouraged to join their peers on our excursion to one of our local communities so that they may become familiar with potential partners and opportunities for developing CEL courses.
- Gaultier Faculty Fellowship: The Center for CETR and the Office of the Provost sponsor the endowed Gaultier Faculty Fellowship to promote faculty development and scholarship.
- Community Engagement Scholar Program: The Center for CETR facilitates a program that allows academic departments and faculty members to host undergraduate or graduate students to serve as community-engaged learning liaisons. Learn more about how the CES program can help further your academic community engagement.
♦ Library Catalog — The Center maintains a resource collection, which is listed in the Gumberg Library catalog, as well as additional article and resource files. Contact the Center for a complete resource bibliography and specific item descriptions.