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Instructor Resources & Support

Our goal is to equip instructors with the resources and tools needed to design meaningful community engagement opportunities for students and their community partner.

There are many ways to integrate community activities into a course. We recognize that CEL extends beyond traditional service-learning and may include a field experience, practicum, internship, capstone, research project, clinical, co-op, or co-curricular activity. See the CEL attribute page for more information.

Upon request, the Office of Community Engaged Learning can assist with:

  • Mini grants for supplies and logistical support.
  •  and providing descriptive information about the sites.
  • Presenting the topic of community engagement & service-learning.
  • Developing reflection prompts and/or offering general or course-specific reflection sessions.
  • Conducting community partner, student, and faculty assessments.
  • Reserving vehicles for site visits or field trips.
  • Providing ideas for publication, collaborating on manuscripts, writing letters of support for tenure and more! 
Additionally we offer a variety of Faculty & Staff Development opportunities ranging from one-on-one consultations to formal fellowships. See our CEL Tool Kit for tools to help you integrate community activities into the classroom, or set up a consultation with Renee Sedlacek, the Director of Community Engaged Learning or visit the Trainings, Workshops, & Conferences page for national and regional training outlets.
Community News
April 24, 2018
Drake University received Iowa Campus Compact's Community Partnership Award in recognition of Drake's longstanding collaboration with Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC).