Community Engaged Teaching certificate

The Community Engaged Teaching (CET) certificate program will support the effective and intentional use of community engagement in teaching and learning via regular meetings of a faculty learning community.

Each meeting will be hybrid with 45 minutes preparation work online, 75 minute zoom meetings, and follow-up discussion board posts. Meetings will involve a guest speaker presentation and a discussion of current teaching practices, pedagogical research, and why and how to integrate community engagement in teaching. For help with the nuts and bolts of designing and implementing community engaged courses, participants are invited to “drop by” the OSLCE office or schedule one-on-one meetings with OSLCE staff.

Participating faculty will be encouraged to:

  • Reflect on their current teaching practices and civic professionalism;
  • Expand their knowledge of research-based best practices in community engaged teaching;
  • Develop individual projects through collective dialogue and collaborative inquiry;
  • Learn from the experiences, insights, and ideas of other faculty; and
  • Exchange ideas about community engaged teaching with other faculty through online discussions.

Faculty and graduate students at all levels of experience with community engaged teaching are invited to participate.

Learning outcomes

  • Faculty will identify and describe the principles, components, and benefits of community engagement and community engaged scholarship.
  • Faculty will be able to intentionally design and effectively implement community engaged teaching.
  • Faculty will be able to facilitate and assess critical reflection to enhance student learning.
  • Faculty will be able to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with community partners that are grounded in reciprocity, respect, and trust.  
  • Faculty will acknowledge community partners as educational collaborators (i.e., coeducators).
  • Faculty will understand and navigate University policies and resources related to community engaged teaching.
  • Faculty will cultivate a learning community that provides professional and intellectual development, feedback and accountability, social-emotional support, and access to community engagement opportunities and resources.

How to apply

Interested applicants must apply via an online form by August 31th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Applicants are asked to provide a short explanation on why they are interested in participating in the certificate.

Apply online for the CET program

Criteria for completion

To earn the Community Engaged Teaching Certificate, faculty will have two semesters to complete the following requirements:

  • Attend the Certificate Orientation in September
  • Attend at least 8 of 10 meetings throughout the 2020-2021 school year
  • Post to the discussion board at least eight times and reply to other posts at least eight times
  • Present at the Service-Learning Showcase in May 2021

CET schedule

2nd Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

CET class schedule

Meeting

Date

Topics

1

9/8/2020

Orientation*

2

10/13/2020

Community Engagement; Community Engaged Scholarship

3

11/10/2020

Community Engaged Teaching

4

12/8/2020

Student Learning Outcomes

5

1/12/2020

Community Identified Needs; Establishing Partnerships

6

2/9/2020

Integrating Community Engagement in a Course

7

3/9/2020

Reflection

8

4/13/2020

Critical Reflection

9

5/11/2020

Assessment

10

TBD

Service-Learning Showcase*

* Attendance required at Orientation and Service-Learning Showcase.

Please note: Schedule is tentative, and modifications may be made to accommodate COVID-19 contingencies, participant interests and presenter availability.