The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us personally and professionally as we navigate through this unprecedented time. We know that Washington University’s alternate operations and COVID-related impacts will have an evolving impact on departments and organizations. We are here to help.
We are committed to supporting faculty and staff engagement through consultation on community partnerships, curriculum/project development and assessment, volunteer opportunities, and other topics.
Are you teaching or partnering on a Community Engaged Course? Together, we can consider ways to define or adapt your course objectives to meet the current needs of students and community partners. Are you new to Community Engaged Teaching and Learning? We can start on a path toward community engagement, exploring the public relevance of your work and partnership opportunities.
Connect With Us
Please join us for weekly open hours and tell us about your community engagement questions and needs, volunteer interests, and ways in which we can offer support. Learn more about open hours here.
If you are not available during open hours, you can schedule a Zoom consultation with
Cassie Power, Associate Director for Faculty and Academic Engagement at the Gephardt Institute: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty & Staff Resources
Civic and Community Engagement Guides
- Community Engagement in Response to COVID-19: a brief reflection guide as you seek out ways to engage in relief efforts
- Information Literacy: COVID-19: a University Libraries resource guide to help you find information you can trust about the virus and how to protect yourself
- Liberatory Design: a set of tools and resources to support you in designing your work for equity. View Liberatory Design Cards.
- Community Engaged and Connected Courses: an email for faculty outlining resources and requests to support instructional continuity and engagement with community partners
- Center for Civic Reflection: this site provides discussion plans, facilitator summaries, and other resources for engaging students in reflective dialogue across a range of topics
- COVID-19 and Community Engaged Teaching and Learning: IUPUI and Portland State University have compiled resources for instructors
- Civic Engagement Fund: learn about funding and support for courses and initiatives that cultivate community engagement. Opportunities range from $500 to $5,000. Course Development Grant proposals reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Census Updates: view resources to help students understand current U.S. Census Bureau guidelines. WashU students should still be counted as though they are in the St. Louis area.
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