The OCE provides supportive services for faculty and departments interested in embedding service-learning or community-based learning strategies into their curriculum. For the spring 2013 semester, please fill out this online form if you would like the OCE to be involved in supporting your class. This form takes only a minute or two to complete, and includes a space for you to request a classroom presentation, to receive assistance in forging community partnerships, and other support and resources.
Follow this link if you are a faculty member who is new to civic engagement and community-based learning.
Follow this link if you are a faculty member who is once again working with our office to embed community-based learning into your curriculum.
Civic Engagement Benefits for Faculty and Instructors
- Creates new avenues for scholarship and publication
- Enhances connections between research and teaching
- Provides networking opportunities for colleagues across disciplines
- Increases student recruitment and retention to departments due to increased enthusiasm and engagement with coursework
- Offers faculty the opportunity to be actively engaged and knowledgeable about community issues
- Furthers the development of a more engaged campus
- Fosters motivated teaching due to greater student interaction with subject matter
- Nurtures the development of relationships between organizations and faculty
Faculty and Instructors are expected to:
- Describe the civic engagement activity and its relation to the course objectives in the course syllabus, and facilitate activities that will prepare students for their civic engagement experience.
- Familiarize themselves with the service sites and monitor student progress through discussions, journal assignments, progress reports or individual consultations.
- Have students complete all necessary paperwork for the organization and OCE.
- Provide individual and/or group forums for students to reflect on their learning.