Date: Thursday, June 4
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Gore Hall 104

Creating Scholarly Community Engagement Projects from Summer Faculty Institute 2015 hosted by UD Capture

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants have created a mutually beneficial community engagement project.

Following the workshops, a small group of faculty will be invited to become members of a community engagement learning community.  They will each receive a $500 stipend for their participation.  The faculty will attend workshops and continue creating and implementing their community engagement project during the 2015 – 2016 academic year.

A.     Sustainable Costal Communities – How to Develop Community Engagement at UD (15-20 minutes)

  1. Julie Bruck and Ed Lowendowski will share their experience developing, implementing, assessing, and disseminating this community engagement project.
  2. Ensure they highlight steps along the checklist we will provide for how to create community engagement experiences as well as describing the benefits their time and investment in this experience has had on their career

B.     Application Activity (45 minutes)

  1. Participants will utilize a worksheet to walk them through essential steps for developing a community engagement project that aligns with the Carnegie Foundation definitions.  Commission members will travel the room to assist faculty and staff as they work through the worksheet.
  2. Ask participants to move into small groups of 2-3 people to share the community engagement project they have developed through the worksheet. Commission members will travel the room to assist faculty and staff through their conversations.

C.     Concluding Remarks (10 minutes)

  1. Describe investment needed to be successful in developing community engagement projects.  Evaluate whether this is the right time in your career to invest in this model of teaching/research.
  2. Discuss resources that exist to assist faculty and staff moving forward in developing community engagement projects.
  3. Review all the benefits this form of teaching/research has for faculty
For information about session facilitators, please see this morning’s session post, Community Engagement: A Continuum from Outreach to Engagement.