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Faculty and Staff

The Center for Community Engagement coordinates and supports opportunities for faculty and departments to engage in community-based work through their service, teaching, and research. If you are interested in developing a community-based project, please contact Heather Miklozek.  The activities we support include:

  • Community-Based Scholarship - The Center for Community Engagement supports faculty who are interested in scholarly and creative work completed in collaboration with a community partner and with the intended outcome of improving the public good. This support includes a variety of grant opportunities, as well as assistance with identifying appropriate external collaborators.
  • Community Service Leave - Most benefits eligible employees qualify for up to 15 hours of paid leave per fiscal year for volunteer activities during working hours. Chaperoning a child’s school trip, working a school or civic organization’s fundraiser, and volunteering at a non-profit organization, school, nursing home or hospital are just a few of the services for which leave can be granted. Click here for more information on the policy: Community Service Leave Policy

    Click here to apply for the Community Service Leave: Community Service Leave Request Form
     
  • Community Service - The Center for Community Engagement helps external partners locate faculty with specific expertise to serve as consultants, board members, trainers, and fill other service roles.  We also help students, faculty, and staff find volunteer opportunities.
     
  • Curricular Engagement Survey - Indiana State University’s Curricular Engagement Inventory (CEI) is an annual review of community engagement and experiential learning practices within academic courses.  Click her for more information: Curricular Engagement Survey
     
  • Experiential Learning - The Center for Community Engagement assists faculty with the development of community-based courses and curriculum, including service learning and internships. In addition, we are available to help connect you and your students with community-partners in education, business and industry, government, and the nonprofit sector.
     

If you are interested in developing a community-based project, please contact the Center for Community Engagement at 812.237.2334 or isu-cpsce@mail.indstate.edu.

community engagement and experiential learning activities

Do you have a compelling community engagement or experiential learning activity you would like to share? Please let us know about your activities by completing a short form on our website. Your information will help us better document the extent of community engagement and experiential learning at ISU. We also may share your project through our newsletter or website.

Submit your activity at https://indstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3pHUlsq1jtTZ8j2.

volunteerism

There are many diverse opportunities for students to volunteer in the local community. Whether your interests are in the arts, literacy, youth development, the environment, sports, human services or faith-based organizations, the Center for Community Engagement will assist you in finding the right volunteer opportunity. We regularly work with several community partners whose volunteer needs are profiled below.