Faculty Initiatives

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

We are currently accepting applications for our 2019-2020 Engaged Faculty Institutes. See below for more information.

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 the opportunity for member campuses to host an Engaged Faculty Institute on campus. 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.

There is no charge to the campus host for the curriculum, materials, or facilitation. The curriculum will be customized to meet the host campuses’ needs, but the invitation will also be extended to other campus faculty to participate as space allows. Host campuses must provide the food and facilities and can opt to provide stipends to faculty and/or community partners (but this is not a requirement).

If you are interested in hosting an institute on your campus in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020, please complete the form below. 

Engaged Faculty Institute

Campus host interest form.

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 Fellowship Program supports community-engaged scholars that help move higher education community engagement and service-learning efforts forward. Each scholar will receive support for completing and publishing their research, including free registration, lodging and flight to the annual Pen to Paper Writing Retreat, taking place August 26 – 28, 2018 at the Dumas Bay Centre just outside Seattle, Washington.

Meet our 2018-2019 Fellows.