Faculty Development

We offer a range of opportunities for faculty interested in incorporating quality community engagement into their teaching and scholarship.

If you are looking for ways to engage new faculty or build new skills, we can provide development opportunities on your campus. We offer two-hour or half-day workshops on community engagement skills and practices, including partnership, assessment, reflection, and more. Learn more.

Engaged Faculty Institute – Now Online!

Each year, we also offer the opportunity for member campuses to host an Engaged Faculty Institute on campus. Using curriculum developed by California Campus Compact and Campus Compact of the Mountain West, we provide an in-depth institute on 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.

New this year, we are offering a two-week, online, asynchronous learning experience for those interested in teaching community-engaged courses. The institute works best for those who are ready to design or re-design at least one specific community-engaged course and is open to all faculty (tenured/tenure-track and instructors). Instructors from Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact member institutions can participate at no cost. Those from non-member campuses can participate for a $250 fee. Contact Emily Shields for more information.

2020-2021 Scheduled Institutes:

  • December 4-21, 2020, application deadline November 23
  • January 8-25, 2021, application deadline January 4

Due to location-specific grant funding, Iowa member campus instructors and their community partners also have the opportunity to earn a $250 stipend (for each instructor and partner) for institute participation for courses that will be taught by Spring 2022.

To participate in an upcoming institute, please complete the application below.