The Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship has a network of trusted partners, experienced staff, and institutional resources that support teaching a community-engaged or -oriented course. We offer a wide range of support to faculty, customized to the needs and interests of the professor and the course. Below are some examples of the type of support you can expect whether you cultivate a community-informed or -oriented perspective on- or off-campus.
Bring a Community-Engaged Orientation to the Classroom
ProCES can help you bring a public-oriented perspective to your course right here at the University. Our staff can:
- arrange a community expert to speak to your class by drawing on our rich network of community partner organizations;
- organize on-campus special events that highlight the public implications of students' academic work;
- connect students with campus resources relevant to their community-oriented course work;
- provide pedagogical resources for community-oriented teaching.
Engage Students Beyond the Campus
If you want to facilitate off-campus student engagement as part of a course, ProCES can:
- match you with trusted community partners accustomed to working with university students. ProCES cultivates long-term relationships with our partners and can introduce you to organizations best suited to your course goals;
- assist in the development of student projects that meet course learning goals and provide a benefit to the community partner;
- arrange and often fund transportation to off-campus trips related to the service work in courses;
- train and support AIs to supervise community-engaged student projects;
- identify and arrange course-related service opportunities for students during the semester.
Contact Tara Carr-Lemke, Associate Director of the ProCES, to explore support for your course at [email protected].
Funding for Community-Engaged Scholarship
ProCES invites faculty to apply for small grants to support curricular development, course enhancements (such as guest speakers, transportation, site visits, celebrations of learning), and community-engaged research that align course learning goals and/or faculty scholarship with community-identified goals and priorities. Amounts awarded do not typically exceed $1,000. ProCES will also consider requests for funding that support faculty research conducted in collaboration with community partners. Applications are accepted via this link throughout the academic year and are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Contact Tania Boster, Director of ProCES, with questions at [email protected]