The Office for Community Partnerships sponsors up to two awards for student/faculty teams who identify a common research interest with community partners and undertake that research over the summer. To be considered for the Community-Engaged Research Scholar or Community-Engaged Science Scholar award, please apply through the Kenyon Summer Scholars application process. Read more about the Community-Engaged Summer Research Program.
Faculty Learning Communities support the creation and delivery of courses that utilize Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) pedagogy to promote and sustain the development of personal and social responsibility and civic learning. Members will expand their understanding of CEL pedagogy, engage in course re-design in an active peer group, and participate in an on-going support network during course delivery.
Community-engaged learning (CEL) faculty workshops are offered twice each semester and aim to engage and support faculty in incorporating CEL into their courses. The workshops are offered through the Office for Community Partnerships and the Center for Innovative Pedagogy.
The community-engaged learning toolkit contains a framework for faculty members interested in incorporating CEL into their courses, outlines and information from faculty workshops, example syllabi, tools for evaluation and a list of additional resources. Access the toolkit (PDF). Access forms (Google Folder).
The Faculty Community-Engaged Learning Incentive Award encourages Kenyon faculty to link Kenyon curriculum to relevant community interests, knowledge and needs by incorporating CEL within new and existing courses. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s "A Sense of Place" grant funds this program. View faculty award recipients. Find out how to apply for the 2018 spring awards (PDF).
The goals of the four-day community-engaged learning summer seminar include: enhancing understanding of CEL pedagogy in a rural setting and its relevance to teaching and creative work; developing skills necessary to introduce CEL in the curriculum; engaging with community partners to explore interconnections. The 2017 seminar will take place May 30-June 2.
The Office for Community Partnerships brokers conversations between Kenyon and the Knox County community in order to identify shared goals and solidify strategies for achieving mutually beneficial impact. In addition, the Office for Community Partnerships provides templates for and assists in tailored development of the following (as needed):
• Memorandum of Understanding
• Consent for service form
• Transportation options
• Statement of insurance liability and coverage
• Release form
• Evaluations and more
For more information, access the faculty community-engaged learning toolkit.
Bowling Green State University (BGSU) has compiled an excellent list of national resources for community-engaged teaching and research including course development tools, publishing outlets and upcoming conferences. A few highlights:
Campus Compact is a national coalition of colleges and universities dedicated to campus-based civic engagement, which provides resources for faculty and staff pursuing community-based teaching and research.
The Barbara A. Holland Collection for Service Learning and Community Engagement at the University of Nebraska Omaha contains digital materials including engagement research in higher education, K-12 schools, the community-based organization sector and Tribal Nations.
The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement.