Civic and community engagement touches the entire campus community. Community-based resources for faculty include university-wide initiatives, funding for civic engagement projects, partnership development, and technical assistance. A special emphasis is placed on our support of community-engaged teaching and scholarship across all schools and evaluation of community-engaged teaching and other outreach efforts.
Professor Brian Carpenter shares why a community-based approach deepens his work:
Faculty Impact and Excellence
We support faculty impact and excellence in many ways:
- Community-Engaged Principles and Resources: A robust and curated library of resources to assist faculty with Community-Engaged Teaching.
- Course-Engaged Support and Trainings: Educational sessions and individual consultation on curriculum, community partnership, project development, assessment, and other topics.
- Civic Engagement Fund: Grants up to $5,000 to support community-engaged courses and St. Louis-based initiatives.
- Transportation Fund for Community-Engaged Courses: Transportation funding to assist faculty who are taking students off campus for Community-Engaged Courses. The Gephardt Institute, with support from the Provost’s Office, will reimburse the department for the expense.
- Faculty Fellows: Community engagement consultation and support from experienced faculty.
- St. Louis Community Tours: Excursions that uncover the racial, sociocultural, and political context of St. Louis city and county.
For questions and other information, contact Stefani Weeden-Smith.