Faculty & Staff Programs

Communities of Practice

The Center for Service and Learning provides several programs to support faculty and staff promoting service learning and civic engagement throughout the IUPUI campus. These programs fall under the Communities of Practice. Learn more about the programs and get application information.

Public Scholarship Faculty Learning Community
The Public Scholarship Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is an interdisciplinary cohort of faculty members who engage in a collaborative, yearlong program focusing on public scholarship as an avenue for scholarly work and explores how to cultivate faculty research agendas around engaged and/or public scholarship. The FLC is designed to:

  • Promote and expand public scholarship at IUPUI
  • Compose and implement a plan to enhance public scholarship as a legitimate and thorough form of scholarly work on campus
  • Cultivate faculty leadership for public scholarship by increasing understanding of current literature and research on public scholarship and community-engaged research
  • Support faculty development in relation to the scholarship of engagement
  • Create a network of engaged faculty

Faculty Community Fellows (Currently Closed)
To create an impact in the Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiative (GINI) goal areas, the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning is committed to reallocating dollars for faculty engagement in the Near Westside community. As a result, five Faculty Community Fellowships received continuing support for the 2008–2011 academic years.

Boyer Scholars
Boyer Scholars recieve support to enhance their scholarship on service learning or civic engagement.

Faculty Liaisons (Currently Closed)
The Faculty Liaison program, now in its second year, is for faculty with documented experience in teaching service learning classes and is designed to:

  • Cultivate faculty leadership for the civic engagement aspect of campus mission within their department/school level by assuming responsibility as a catalyst to advance service learning and engagement of students in the community.
  • Strengthen professional ties between faculty in departments/schools and the staff of the Center for Service and Learning (CSL) to leverage and maximize internal and external resources.
  • Increase departmental/school support for service learning, civic engagement, and the RISE initiative by developing a cadre of faculty leaders in service learning.

Service Learning Faculty Fellows (Currently Closed)
Funds have been designated for faculty to participate in the Faculty Fellow in Service Learning Program. The Faculty Fellow program is for faculty with experience in teaching service learning classes and is designed to:

  • Deepen faculty practice on service learning and civic engagement by structuring discussion, planning, feedback, and dissemination of assessment on best practices in service learning, particularly with respect to civic engagement outcomes for students and strengthening campus-community partnerships.
  • Cultivate faculty leadership for the civic engagement aspect of campus mission by increasing understanding of current service learning literature, particularly as it relates to best practices in service learning as a pedagogy and as a strategy for civic engagement.
  • Support faculty development by advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning and documenting teaching and civic engagement in dossiers.
  • Increase departmental and campus support for service learning and civic engagement by developing a cadre of master teachers in service learning.

International Service Learning Teaching and Learning Circle
Join IUPUI colleagues and staff members from the Center for Service and Learning and the Office of International Affairs to discuss issues and topics related to developing, implementing, and assessing service learning programs in international and/or cross-cultural settings. Each month the group discuss readings, evaluate case studies, and work on course/program development and assessment. Topics vary from month to month based on faculty and staff interest. Meetings are open to all. Attend one or attend all.