Civic and Community Engagement

Civic and community engagement across the disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement Across the Disciplines showcases practices, programs, and strategies that address questions that impact the intentional integration of community engagement into academic programs of study. Some of the areas that CCeXD presenters may address include:

  • Disciplinary perspectives and conceptual models for community engagement (e.g., expert centered, justice oriented, community driven, ethic of care)
  • Innovative and effective approaches to community-engaged course or program design (domestic or international, undergraduate or graduate)
  • Community engagement with special populations (e.g., first generation students, vulnerable populations)
  • Blended learning, such as service learning with other teaching methods or modalities
  • Student or community outcomes
  • Learning design and assessment (e.g., civic learning, intercultural/multicultural competence, civic and moral identity development, critical thinking and integrative reasoning)
  • Program and department models and innovations that:
    • Foster reciprocal and transformative community-university partnerships
    • Tackle workload issues associated with the use of community-engaged teaching and learning practices
    • Enhance the quality of collaboration and trust among universities and communities
    • Address administrative and safety issues
    • Encourage longitudinal scaffolding of civic learning and experiences in the curriculum

To this end, CCeXD is intended to:

  • Create networking and learning opportunities for IUPUI faculty, staff, students, and partners
  • Showcase emerging practices and programs at IUPUI that:
    • Align with our campus's strategic goals for teaching, learning, and community engagement
    • Address critical topics in integrating community engagement into the disciplines
  • Increase awareness of and engagement with the tenets of community-engaged teaching and learning among IUPUI faculty, administrators, and staff
  • Nurture interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning
  • Encourage local dissemination opportunities based on the principles of good practice for community-university partnerships (e.g., presentations that validate and encourage students, staff, and community partners as co-educators and co-facilitators of learning alongside faculty)

Each session will last from 60 to 90 minutes and will have the following structure:

  • CSL staff member will introduce the topic to situate it within a broad scope of field (5–10 minutes).
  • Presenter(s) will share their work or organize an active work session (40–45 minutes).
  • The remaining time will be used for discussion and questions.

Rick Rosales, Community and Mentor Engagement, Indiana Department of Correction, "Volunteer Engagement Opportunities with the Indiana Department of Correction," March 3, 2017.

Tom Marvin, School of Liberal Arts, and Amy Armogida, Masarachia Scholars Program, "Deepening Engagement with Community Partners to Strengthen Student Learning: The Masarachia Scholars' Seminar Model," September 23, 2016.

Sue Hyatt, Inside-Out Faculty Coordinator, "Inside-Out as Community Engaged Pedagogy," November 12, 2015.

Upcoming workshops

There are no workshops scheduled at this time, but please check back for updated information.