There are many recognition opportunities, both nationally and locally, for community engagement work. See the lists below for more information.
For faculty committed to civic and community engagement, there are two major national awards
Both awards value community collaboration as well as institutional impact and honor engaged scholarly work across the faculty roles of teaching, research, and service.
Each year Iowa Campus Compact offers Drake Faculty the opportunity to serve as an Engaged Scholar Research Fellow. Fellows work on a community engagement research project with the goal of publication and other forms of dissemination to grow knowledge in the field. Scholars receive support for completing and publishing their research, including free registration, lodging and flight to the annual Pen to Paper Writing Retreat.
Drake's 2018-2019 Engaged Scholar Research Fellow:
Dr. Inbal Mazar, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Living in six countries sparked an appreciation for culture and she strives to share this enthusiasm by promoting culture and building connections between students and local and international communities. As a fellow she will assess how community engagement affects confidence in language learning and the link between meaningful language interaction outside of the classroom and increased confidence in speaking and interacting in the language.
Thanks to funding from the Slay Fund for Social Justice the Community Engaged Learning Fellow position is an opportunity for a Drake full-time faculty member (non-tenure-track, tenure-track, or tenured) to expand, deepen, and disseminate their mastery of community engaged learning to others. The Faculty Fellow works with the Director of Community Engaged Learning on programming and initiatives that support faculty and staff in fulfilling the community engagement mission of the university.
Dr. Anisa Fornoff, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Thanks to funding from the Olson Endowment for Global Service-Learning, the Faculty Fellow for Global Service-Learning works with the Office of Community Engaged Learning and Drake International to develop and lead the Global Service Learning Community and Travel Seminar.
Carlyn Crowe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism / Internship Coordinator
College of Business & Public Administration
The purpose of this award is to promote outreach by publicly recognizing and rewarding efforts toward this important CBPA goal. Outreach is defined by those activities that utilize professional expertise to help organizations and/or the community. Outreach activity ensures faculty currency in the professional practice relevant to their discipline. Additionally, outreach activity fulfills the objective of the CBPA and Drake strategic plans to offer faculty expertise to serve the common good and improve the community in which we operate, adding to the reputation of the University in the business community. Outreach activity may take a wide variety of forms.
Examples of outreach activity include, but are not limited to, the following: