Ongoing Faculty Development
CILSA provides individual, small-group, and departmental workshops and to enable faculty members to create new courses and revise existing ones. Some topics for workshops, brownbags, and individual meetings include:
- How service-learning and/or community-based research (CBR) courses can be developed to meet the learning goals of Community Engagement
- How social justice courses can be developed to meet the new Core Curriulum learning goal of Common Good
- Establishing partnerships with community organizations and connecting with CILSA's existing partners
- Reflection strategies
- Assessment of student learning and community service/research outcomes
CILSA's Faculty Development Cohort for Engaged Pedagogy
BEYOND SERVICE-LEARNING 101: AN ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEARNING COMMUNITY ON ENGAGED TEACHING AND LEARNING
A small group of faculty members who have experience teaching service-learning meet as a learning community six times during the academic year to enhance their knowledge adn skills in the area of engaged teaching and learning. EAch participant receives a "kit" of books and other resources. The group meets for lunch provided by CILSA once a month during community time.
A portion of the sessions includes workshops on specific skills related to engaged teaching and learning. Topics include exploring a taxonomy of community engaged courses, publishing and presenting community engagement work, managing student teams in community engagement courses, critial reflection, and a walking tour of community neighborhoods where partner agencies are located. The remainder of the session time is spent exploring and discussing participants' individual professional development plan designed to meet a specific scholarly goal.
Individual faculty and departments who are interested in faculty development in community engagement can contact Sarah Dempsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.