Professional Development

Graduate students participate in the Community Engagement Faculty Institute—a three-day, engaged-learning workshop that develops knowledge, skills, and passion for community-based teaching, research, and scholarship. Institute participants travel into the local community to learn how faculty, graduate students, and community partners address a range of social concerns. Community connections and institute curriculum are tailored to the learning objectives and interests expressed by the emergent cohort each year. The Institute is held annually at the end of May with applications generally due in February.

Community engagement workshops are offered throughout the academic year to address the demand among graduate students for the knowledge base and skill set that together attend to the reciprocity of knowledge and resources that has increasingly become a goal of institutions of higher education and their community partners. The Fall 2015 slate of workshops is currently under development. Graduate students who participate in several of these workshops can earn the graduate certificate in community engagement and public scholarship.

Graduate students will find a full slate of professional development opportunities, including workshops in community engagement, at the Graduate School.