Faculty Resources | Civic Engagement

Faculty play a critical role in civic engagement activities on campus. In addition to supporting individual students or clubs in their civic engagement activities, faculty can also choose to integrate CE into their courses to provide new ways for students to satisfy the Arts & Sciences CE Cornerstone. CE can be integrated into courses in any discipline. Please contact us for assistance or more information, or to share a resource of your own. Additional materials to be added soon!

Civic Engagement Mini-Grant Application  

CE Core Requirement Advising Cheat Sheet (pdf)

Web Resources for Faculty (pdf)

Campus faculty development opportunities (pdf)

Background Checks How-to Guide (pdf)

Submit a nomination for the Community Collaboration Celebration!

How the CCE can help faculty

  • Brainstorming related to civic engagement in your class
  • Partnership development
  • Helping integrate civic engagement into your syllabus
  • Placement assistance for your students
  • Assessment strategies
  • CE Cornerstone course proposal assistance
  • CE mentors who support civic engagement activities and receive training from the CCE
  • CE scholarship / research resources

Teaching Resources

Sample course materials

Reflection Resources

Assessment Resources

Assessment Resources and Tools from the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning          

Scholarship Outlets

International Association for Research on Service Learning & Civic Engagement (IARSLCE) - Runs an annual conference on service learning and community engagement

Public - peer-reviewed multimedia e-journal for projects, pedagogies, resources and ideas incorporating humanities, arts, and design in public life. Like Imagining America, Public seeks rich engagements between a diverse range of participants, disciplines, sectors, and organizations, as well as between works in its interactive archive.

Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning - Peer-reviewed journal publishing quality research, theory, and pedagogy articles related to higher education and academic service-learning

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement - Peer reviewed interdisciplinary, web-based journal

The Community College National Center for Community Engagement annual conference

Additional scholarship outlet links from Campus Compact

Additional Scholarship Resources

Association of American Colleges & Universities - Civic learning conferences and reports
CIRCLE (Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement) - Conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans

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. The application process has closed for this year - check back next year!

General Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Resources

National Service Learning Clearinghouse - America’s most comprehensive service-learning resource.  

Campus Compact - Faculty resource page of Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service learning in higher education.                 

Service-Learning Higher Education Guide - A guide that inspires students to take action that will make a lasting improvement to their community.    

Civic Practices Network - A learning collaborative for civic renewal.                        

National Service Learning Partnership - A national network of members dedicated to advancing service learning as a core part of every young person’s education.
UCLA Service-Learning Clearinghouse - Promotes civic engagement to UCLA undergraduates and faculty.

Carnegie Foundation - An independent policy and research center aiming to improve teaching and learning. 

Center for Civic Education - Administers a wide range of critically acclaimed curricular, teacher-training, and community-based programs in conjunction with civic educators and activists around the world.       

Hands On Greater Portland - Connects volunteers with volunteer opportunities that make a meaningful, rewarding change in the Portland area.                     

Oregon Campus Compact - Statewide coalition of college and university presidents and their institutions (see other states’ CC websites as well).

Oregon Commission for Voluntary Action & Service - Offers ways to support AmeriCorps, volunteerism and civic engagement in Oregon communities.