Faculty Institute


June 13 - 15, 2017

The Center for Social Concerns offers the Community Engagement Faculty Institute for all who want to explore or deepen their knowledge, skills, and passion for community-based teaching and research. The agenda for this dynamic Community Engagement Faculty Institute is imbued with engaged learning, mixing lectures by faculty and community experts on the theory and practice of community engagement with travel into the local community to learn with community partners. We address a range of social concerns, such as healthcare, immigration, incarceration, and education. The overall focus of the 2017 Faculty Institute will consider the Center for Social Concerns's annual theme, "Solidarity as Soul of Development."

Space is limited. Applications for the Faculty Institute will be reviewed by Center for Social Concerns faculty and affiliated Fellows on a rolling basis; those admitted into the Faculty Institute will be notified of acceptance as quickly as possible.

Participants selected will be recognized at the Rodney F. Ganey Awards Dinner in April and will receive, upon completion of the full Faculty Institute, $250 deposited to their research account to be applied toward community-based research and teaching (note that eligibility for the stipend is limited only to Notre Dame faculty, staff, and graduate students who will be at Notre Dame the following fall--participants from outside Notre Dame will not receive a stipend). Breakfast and lunch are provided each day.  Past participants testify to the power and inspiration of this unique faculty learning experience.

If you have questions or want more information, contact Connie Snyder Mick.

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Deadline for applications is Thursday, February 9, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.