Faculty Initiatives

Iowa Campus Compact offers a range of opportunities for faculty interested in incorporating quality community engagement into their teaching and scholarship.

If you are looking for ways to engage new faculty or build new skills, we can provide development opportunities on your campus. We offer two-hour or half-day workshops on community engagement skills and practices, including partnership, assessment, reflection, and more. Contact Emily Shields to discuss and schedule.

Each year, we also offer two opportunities for member campuses to host a regional Engaged Faculty Institute. Using curriculum developed by California Campus Compact and Campus Compact of the Mountain West, we provide an in-depth institute on components and practices of quality and rigorous community engagement, as well as the opportunity to connect directly with community partners to co-create courses and/or research projects.

If you are interested in hosting an institute on your campus in 2017-2018, please complete the form below.

Engaged Faculty Institute

Campus host interest form.
    The Engaged Faculty Institute is a customizable curriculum that can last 1-3 days. Please indicate when your campus might want to host.
    This is not a requirement and the institute would be designed primarily for the host institution's faculty.
    IACC staff will provide facilitation and materials at no cost. Support beyond coordination and promotion is optional, but can improve outcomes and participation.

Each year, we offer two network retreats that offer opportunities for making new connections and sharing ideas. Each retreat focuses on a different topic and allows for faculty and staff to connect and learn in a less structured environment. Check our events calendar for upcoming opportunities.

We also offer opportunities for faculty to share their scholarship through the Midwest Campus Compact Conference and National Campus Compact Conference.

The Engaged Scholar Research Fellows Program builds on previous faculty fellowships with an added emphasis on the production of scholarship that moves higher education community engagement and service-learning field forward. Each scholar will receive support for completing and publishing their research.

The application for Engaged Scholar Research Fellows is currently closed. It will reopen in Fall 2017 for the 2018-2019 fellow year.

Meet our 2017-2018 Fellows!