Faculty Development opportunities range from one-on-one consultations to formal fellowships. Don't see what you're looking for, contact email@example.com to learn more.
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/
NEW for 2018!
This two-day institute, brought to us by Iowa Campus Compact, will focus on incorporating community engagement activities into courses in ways that align with course learning goals, enhance student growth and civic awareness, and strengthen our community. The workshop is based on the Engaged Faculty Institute curriculum (https://ccph.memberclicks.net/assets/Documents/EFI/engaged_curriculum_9.22.15%20final.pdf).
When: September 27, 2018 (noon-4 p.m.) and September 28, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.). at Drake University. Lunch and snacks will be provided both days.
Description: This seminar will dive into the components and practices of quality and rigorous community engagement, as well as the opportunity to connect directly with community partners to co-create courses and/or research projects. It’s structured for those who are interested in designing a service-learning project with their community partner.
Compensation: If accepted, you and your community partner will receive $250 for your time related to attending the institute, implementing a service-learning course, and helping us to plan future institutes.
Thursday, Sept. 27
12:00 pm Lunch – Introductions and Big Questions
12:30 pm History and Evolution
1:00 pm Community Engagement and Service-Learning Models and Outcomes
1:30 pm Critical Service Learning and Civic Agency
2:30 pm Course Goals and Learning Outcomes
3:45 pm Closing
Friday, Sept. 28, 8:30 am to 4 pm
8:30 am Reflections on Thursday
9:00 am Critical Reflection and Assessment
10:00 am Examples of Community-Engaged Course Successes and Lessons Learned
11:30 am Syllabus Work Time and Discussion
12:30 pm Lunch with Community Partners
1:30 pm Strong and Sustainable Community Partnerships
2:00 pm Community Partner/Faculty Work Time
3:45 pm Share Out and Wrap Up
CEL Basics: Building Skills for Effective Community Engagement
When: Mondays 1:30–3 p.m., Sept 17, Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 29, Nov 5
Description: Facilitated by Anisa Fornoff, associate professor of pharmacy practice, this program will form a learning community to discuss best practices in community engaged learning and explore how it may enhance student learning in the classroom. The group will meet five times throughout the fall semester, for 90 minutes each meeting, to discuss the book “Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned” by Barbara Jacoby and apply the knowledge learned in this book to effectively connect classroom learning and community engagement. For one meeting, Drake’s Office of Community Engagement will organize a project that will allow participants to actively explore the process of learning through a hands-on service project with a local community organization. Participants with prior service-learning knowledge are welcome, as well as those who may be interested in gaining new ideas for integrating community engagement into their classrooms for the first time.
Compensation: A stipend of $250 will be provided to each participant at the conclusion of the semester. This opportunity will be limited to eight participants and a copy of the book will be provided.
Apply: Thank you for your interest, unfortunately the application for this experience is now closed. If you'd like to be considered for the future, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Global Service-Learning (GSL) Professional Development Travel Seminar is a 9-month professional development opportunity for faculty and staff who are interested in integrating service-learning or community engaged learning practices in a course that addresses issues of global relevance, whether that be abroad or in our local community. Participants will become part of the Drake GSL Community, a group of faculty, staff, and administrators who support global service initiatives at Drake.
Faculty and staff from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, but must have an interest in developing or enhancing:
The goal of the cohort is to include faculty and staff from a variety of disciplines in order to build a variety of GSL options for students, as well as enhance collaboration and partnership opportunities in the GSL Community. Preference will be given to applicants who have previously participated in Drake sponsored community engaged learning development opportunities.
Required Meeting Dates:
Program participation includes:
The application cycle for 2018-2019 is now closed. If you are intersted in exploring Global Service-Learning pedagogy please email email@example.com.
The Office of Community Engaged Learning is sponsoring three faculty development opportunities this month. No RSVP is required, but it is appreciated for planning purposes. If you are interested in attending any of the following sessions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Implementing Community Engaged Learning 101
Friday, October 19, 1-2pm, Aliber 110
This workshop is for those new/inexperienced with community engaged learning, service-learning, and other forms of community-based pedagogy. This session will highlight the value and benefits of Community Engaged Learning (CEL), overview what CEL looks like here at Drake, share models and course examples, and explore the concept of the Civic Minded Graduate.
Tips, Tricks & Tools for Facilitating Reflection in the Classroom
Friday, October 26, 2:30-4pm, Aliber 112
Many know that reflection is important, but struggle to know how to structure reflection. If this sounds familiar, then this is the workshop for you! Participants will engage in hands on activities and reflection strategies that can be used to guide student learning. TOPICS covered include: introductions & icebreakers, ground rules (communication guidelines, establishing a friendly environment, learning agreement), importance of reflection, and specific reflection ideas.
Meet the Partners Networking Event & Social
Monday, October 29, 3-4pm (partners available), 4-5pm (open sharing of ideas for CEL), Olmsted room 310
Have you been interested in developing a community project for your course, but you are having trouble connecting with a non-profit? Come meet some of our partners and network with other faculty interested in community-engaged learning. Beer, Wine and light snacks will be served. Cash Bar (attendees get 1 Free Drink Ticket).
Confirmed Community Partners include:
Children and Family Urban Movement
Lutheran Services in Iowa
Wesley Life Adult Day Services
Greater Des Moines Habitat
Eat Greater Des Moines
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Amanda the Panda
Coming mid Fall 2018!!
Purpose of the Institute
This six-week online workshop will focus on incorporating service-learning and community engagement activities into a variety of types of online courses in ways that align with course learning goals, enhance student growth and civic awareness, and strengthen communities. The institute is an adaptation of the Engaged Faculty Institute curriculum developed by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health in collaboration with Campus Compact offices in California and the Mountain West, and is designed specifically for online courses.
Goal of the Institute
The goal for participants is to understand engaged pedagogies and work on designing a community-engaged online course or course model.
Over a six-week period, weekly two-hour sessions will provide research, models, best practices, and other information to support the design of high-quality community-engaged courses. Participants can join synchronously for discussion or watch recorded content asynchronously. Reading and course design activities will be assigned between sessions to encourage implementation and offer concrete feedback and discussion opportunities.
Session 1 – Community engagement history, models, and outcomes
Session 2 – Critical service-learning and cultural competence
Session 3 – Creating projects and partnerships
Session 4 – Developing course goals, objectives, and learning outcomes
Session 5 – Critical reflection and assessment
Session 6 – Sustainability and advancement
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