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Engaged Faculty Institute

Join a cohort of like-minded peers to support your work in community-based learning.

Our Engaged Faculty Institute provides research-informed practical steps to incorporate community engagement into your curriculum and improve your current community-engaged courses. We offer the Engaged Faculty Institute (EFI Online) twice a year for those interested in teaching community-engaged courses. This two-week, online, asynchronous learning experience includes five modules:

  1. Foundations and Critical Commitments
  2. Planning and Facilitation
  3. Partnerships and Engagement
  4. Learning Outcomes and Reflection
  5. Assessment and Evaluation

The institute works best for those who are ready to design or redesign at least one specific community-engaged course. It is open to all faculty, including tenured or tenure-track, instructors, and lecturers or adjunct faculty. We also encourage staff who support curricular community engagement experiences to participate.

Who can participate in EFI Online?

EFI Online is free for individuals from Seed Coalition member institutions. Those from non-member campuses can participate for a $250 fee. 

How do I register for EFI Online?

The spring cohort was completed May 24, 2024. Registration for the upcoming EFI Online will be announced soon.  

Looking for other 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. Learn more about our custom services.

EFI Online uses a curriculum developed by California Campus Compact and Campus Compact of the Mountain West. 

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Seed Coalition strengthens the capacity of colleges and universities to fulfill the public purposes of higher education through its coalition of diverse college campuses in Iowa, Minnesota, and the Midwest. Our network includes rural and urban campuses, public universities and private colleges, community colleges, and trade schools.

We connect higher education professionals who work in the spaces of community and civic engagement and educate students through community and civic learning experiences. Learn about our mission and values and meet our members.

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