Engaged Faculty Institute
Service Learning 101: An Engaged Faculty Institute
The Engaged Faculty Institute (EFI) training program provides an opportunity for cohorts of faculty and instructors to engage in dialogue about student-centered, experiential education that enhances classroom learning while addressing community needs. The seminar series is designed to introduce and provide best practices for service learning, and to guide participants as they integrate it into their classroom curriculum and pedagogy. Foundational information on service learning is provided through discussion, reading, and guest speakers. Participants develop or modify a syllabus for one (or more) of their courses in a way that integrates principles and best practices of service learning. To date, over 80 faculty from 11 member institutions have participated in the EFI.
The Metro Area EFI will be held February 28 & March 1, 2013. To download the application, click here.
Metro Area Cohort Contacts:
University of Denver- Anne DePrince, Director, Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning, anne [dot] deprince [at] du [dot] edu, 303.871.4921
Regis University- Sharif Abdelhamid, Associate Director for Service Learning, Rueckert-Hartman College for Heath Professions, sabdelha [at] regis [dot] edu, 303.458.4188
CU Boulder- Peter Simons, Director, Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement
peter [dot] simons [at] colorado [dot] edu, 303.492.1962
Johnson & Wales University- Adam Westbrook, Civic Engagement Programs Manager, Community Leadership Institute, adam [dot] westbrook [at] jwu [dot] edu, 303.256.9521
Metropolitan State University of Denver- Sarah Miller, Service Learning Coordinator, Applied Learning Center, smill157 [at] msudenver [dot] edu, 303.556.3290
University of Colorado Denver- Nelson Rodriguez, Community Engagement Coordinator, Experiential Learning Center, nelson [dot] rodriguez [at] ucdenver [dot] edu, 303.556.3944
The Northern Colorado/Wyoming EFI will be held March 7th & 8th, 2013. To download the application, click here.
Northern Colorado/Wyoming Cohort Contacts:
Colorado State University- Margit Hentschel, Director, Office of Service Learning, margit [dot] hentschel [at] colostate [dot] edu, 970.232.4273
University of Northern Colorado- Deborah Romero, Associate Director, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, deborah [dot] romero [at] unco [dot] edu, 970.351.2458
University of Wyoming- Erin Olsen, Coordinator, Office for Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement, olsenek [at] uwyo [dot] edu, 307.766.6871
The Community College EFI will be held April 11th & 12th, 2013. Please email Katie Kleinhesselink at kkleinhesselink [at] regis [dot] edu or your campus contact (listed below) for an application. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2013.
Community College Cohort Contacts:
Casper College- Gretchen Wheeler, Director, Center for Learning through Service, wheeler [at] caspercollege [dot] edu
Front Range Community College-Boulder County Campus- Kathy Mennen, Chair, Service Learning Task Force, kathy [dot] mennen [at] frontrange [dot] edu
Front Range Community College-Larimer County Campus-Marissa Campbell, Chair, Service Learning Task Force, marissa [dot] campbell [at] frontrange [dot] edu
The Southern Colorado EFI will be held April 18th & 19th, 2013. To apply, please contact your campus representative (listed below):
Adams State University- Karen Lemke, Director, College Readiness Programs, karenlemke [at] adams [dot] edu, 719.587.7969
Colorado College- Virginia Visconti, Assistant Director for Community-Based Learning & Research, Collaborative for Community Engagement, virginia [dot] visconti [at] coloradocollege [dot] edu, 719.389.6885
Colorado State University-Pueblo- Shanna Farmer, Community-Based Research Coordinator, Regional Access to Graduate Education, shanna [dot] farmer [at] colostate-pueblo [dot] edu, 719.549.2691
Fort Lewis College- Jen Stark, Director, Center for Civic Engagement, stark_j [at] fortlewis [dot] edu, 970.247.7026
University of Colorado Colorado Springs- Sarah Elsey, Graduate Assistant for Service Learning in the College of Education, selsey [at] uccs [dot] edu, 719.255.3701
2011 Engaged Faculty Institute Assessment
Colorado Campus Compact has completed a full assessment of the 2011 Engaged Faculty Institute using data from pre-, post-, and implementation surveys completed by EFI participants. These data show meaningful gains in participants' knowledge about service learning pedagogies and skills to implement effective service learning practices into their courses, increasing post-Institute through implementation of service learning courses the following semester. CCC has already incorporated many of the 2011 assessment recommendations into the 2012 EFI cohorts and we look forward to continuing to enhance the Institute in subsequent years. Please click here for the full report.