Civic Engagement Resources

The Center for Civic Engagement provides a variety of resources to students, faculty, and our community partners. Please let us know if you need something that you don’t see on these pages.

Resources for Students

Resources for Community Partners

Faculty Resources

Civic Engagement Course Development Mini-Grant

The Civic Engagement Course Development Mini-Grant program is designed to assist faculty in creating or redesigning courses to meet the Civic Engagement Cornerstone requirement. Faculty awarded mini-grants will participate in a workshop about the pedagogical and practical strategies appropriate for their course, create a plan for implementation, and develop their course with one-on-one assistance from the Center for Civic Engagement. Download a detailed information sheet and application. Proposals are due November 30th, 2012. 

2012-2013 Civic Engagement Faculty Development Schedule

Thursday, November 15

Faculty Forum, 4:15 PM in the library conference room. 

"Integrating Civic Engagement into Course Syllabi"

Friday, November 30th

Civic Engagement Course Development Mini-Grant proposals due

The mini-grant is for $525 in professional development funds and involves attending a workshop in January to prepare a civic engagement course for the 2013-2014 academic year. Please download the application.

Wednesday, December 12th

Civic Engagement Brown Bag Discussion*

12:00-1:00 PM in the CCE - Scott Hall 110

Topic: The benefits and pitfalls of civic engagement

Thursday, January 17th (tentative)

Faculty Forum, 4:15 PM in the library conference room. 

"Working with Community Partners in Civic Engagement"

Wednesday, January 23rd

Civic Engagement Course Development Workshop, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (location TBA)

Wednesday, February 13th 

Civic Engagement Brown Bag Discussion*

12:00-1:00 PM in the CCE - Scott Hall 110

Topic:  Civic engagement in the disciplines – differences, challenges, opportunities

Thursday, March 21st (tentative)

Faculty Forum, 4:15 PM in the library conference room. 

"Facilitating Student Learning through Civic Engagement"

Wednesday, April 10th  

Civic Engagement Brown Bag Discussion*

12:00-1:00 PM in the CCE - Scott Hall 110

Topic:  Short-term and immersive civic engagement – travel and at home

Thursday, April 25th - Friday, April 26th

Continuums of Service Conference, Portland

Funding may be available through the Center for Civic Engagement to attend for one or two days.

* Brown bag discussions are loosely facilitated opportunities for conversation with colleagues about civic engagement topics.  There is a microwave in the Scott Hall kitchen available for warming food, and we’ll have sweets for those who want them.  Come when you can and stay for as long as you’d like.