The Office of Service Learning worked with 83 faculty members on teaching and scholarship related to service learning.
Civic engagement is active collaboration that builds on the resources, skills, expertise, and knowledge of the campus and community to improve the quality of life in communities in a manner consistent with the campus mission. This work includes teaching, research, and service in and with the community.
Civic engagement, which includes:
Involving students in
In 2006, IUPUI received a United States Presidential Award for exceptional accomplishments in community service. This is not the first, but the fifth time in the past two years that IUPUI has received national recognition for the service to community and collaborative community partnerships that distinguish this urban campus.
IUPUI has been designated as 1 of 25 urban institutions called "Saviors of our Cities." The Princeton Review, Campus Compact, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and U.S. News and World Report also have honored IUPUI for collaboration with its communities of stakeholders.
The Center for Service and Learning has campus-wide responsibilities to promote and assess civic engagement. In addition to the work of the Center's four offices, CSL supports civic engagement through dispersing campus Commitment to Excellence funds in support of civic engagement, following through on civic engagement goals identified by the campus self-study on civic engagement, and through participation in the IUPUI Council on Civic Engagement.
Additionally, the campus is an active member of the America Democracy Project and has gained national recognition for Democracy Plaza.
Joe LaMantia's graffiti art project prompts discussion about what democracy looks like. Students express their views and produce a video project titled Defining Democracy. Check it out!