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Trainings & Conferences

Faculty Development opportunities range from one-on-one consultations to formal fellowships. Don't see what you're looking for, contact renee.sedlacek@drake.edu to learn more.

Associations & Organizations

  • Iowa Campus Compact: State-wide coalition of colleges and universities committed to the civic mission of higher education
  • National Campus Compact: National coalition of colleges and universities committed to the civic mission of higher education.
  • Bringing Theory to Practice: Supporting and encouraging liberal education in linking the learning, well-being and civic development of students.
  • AAC&U LEAP: Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national public advocacy and campus action initiative. LEAP champions the importance of a liberal education—for individual students and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality.

Professional Conferences on Community Engagement

The University of Virgina Commonwealth keeps an updated list of Professional Conferences on Community Engagement on their website.

Additional Conference Opportunities include:

Iowa Campus Compact http://iacampuscompact.org/events/

National Society for Experiential Education http://www.nsee.org/

Community of Practice Fall 2021

This CoP is designed for faculty and staff ready to dive together into the pragmatics of educating students for social impact. We will meet once a month for an hour over Zoom to learn, dialogue, and practice. Email renee.sedlacek@drake.edu to register.

Changemaking 101
Sept. 14, 12:30-1:30pm
Aligned with the University Big Ideas initiative, participants will be introduced to the concept of changemaking, explore the concept in practice, and discuss strategies for incorporating changemaking into course assignments and research projects.

Watch the recording: https://youtu.be/7Qvjg5fxZCg

Moving from Direct Service to Social Innovation: The Drake Way

Oct. 5, 12:30-1:30pm
This session will cover the Pathways of Civic Action & Social Change model, explore Drake examples in action, and provide room for faculty to share current social change projects they and their students are working on.

Changemaking Sustainabilty & DEI
Nov. 2, 12:30-1:30pm
This session will draw upon the Equity-Based Service-Learning Toolkit that Drake's Director of Equity & Inclusion developed while serving as the AmeriCorps Service Coordinator for Equity & Inclusion and explore why DEI is critical to sustainable changemaking projects. 

Closing Reflection & Wrap up
Dec. 7, 12:30-1:30pm
This session will engage participants in reflection activities and dialogue based on the previous sessions.

Faculty-2-Faculty Spotlight Series

This talk show style series will feature Drake Faculty experiences with community engaged learning and best practices for CEL. Pick and choose to attend the sessions that interest you! Email renee.sedlacek@drake.edu to sign-up. You will be emailed a link to join the event.

CEL in the online or hybrid classroom
Sept. 15, 12:30-1:30pm
With Guest: Laurie Linhart, Lecturer in Sociology

Global Service-Learning: The Belize Project
Oct. 6, 12:30-1:30pm
With Guest: John Rovers, Professor of Pharmacy & Health Science

Drake Community Press
Nov. 3, 12:30-1:30pm
With Guest: Carol Spaulding-Kruse, Professor of English

Graduate courses and CEL
Nov. 17, 12:30-1:30pm
With Guests: Denise Hill, Associate Professor of Practice in Public Administration Jennie Zwagerman, Director of Agriculture Law Center/Assistant Professor of Law

The IACC Research Fellows Program has allowed me the chance to gain a deeper understanding of service-learning pedagogy and research.  During the Pen-to-Paper writing workshop, I was able to pitch ideas to journal editors and received personal mentorship.  It is amazing to be supported by such passionate and knowledgeable service-learning experts. 

Sally Haack, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences: Drake University

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