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Faculty Awardees

Our office actively shares professional development opportunities that enhance faculty’s service learning or community engaged research efforts. We share resources to publish faculty’s community engaged scholarship; webinars, conferences, and workshops that promote excellence in teaching; and resources to document community-engaged research, scholarly, and/or creative activities. Faculty are welcome to access any of the resources; for convenience, we have curated a list to help faculty in any stage of their career!


CSUSB’s Campus Compact Membership Renewal (2021-2022)

CSUSB has renewed its membership with Campus Compact! This membership allows CSUSB faculty to continue receiving access to the cutting-edge resources, training and technical assistance, and recognition opportunities provided by the state-wide and national Campus Compact organizations.

CSUSB Faculty should register for Campus Compact workshops, events, and conferences as a “member” to receive price discounts and/or additional member benefits.


Adjuncts & Lecturers

Community Engagement Library

The Office of Community Engagement offers resources available for check out! Browse our catalog which includes readings about service-learning, community-based research, community development, and Teaching/Writing Methods.


Community-Engaged Learning and Teaching Knowledge Hub

This resource area provides information on how to effectively facilitate curricular community-engaged learning (service-learning) experiences that are beneficial to students and community.        


High Impact Practices: An Educator's Guide

NASH's new free online resource, High Impact Practices: An Educator's Guide, provides over 3c5 interviews and case stories sharing lessons on implementing and scaling equitable HIPs. The modules help provide a scaffold for thinking about HIPs in the larger context of student success efforts, and provide issues to consider for more successful implementation.  The 11 modules are: Why HIPs Matter; Readiness Assessment; System Vision & Leadership; Goal Setting & Communication; Teaching & Learning; Transparency & Quality Learning; Pedagogy & Equity; Assess & Analyze; Equitable Assessment & Action; Implement & Scale; HIPs Spotlights. Access the modules here!


Campus Compact National Webinar Series

Campus Compact’s 2020-2021 national webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in each month for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. Webinars are free for Campus Compact members.


Engaging Online: Promising Practices in E-Service Learning and Digital Civic Engagement


High Impact Community-Engaged Learning Practices and Processes

Tenure-track Faculty

Toolkit for Service-Learning in Higher Education

This is an ideal starting place for faculty interested in developing or improving their service-learning or community-based learning course experience. The topics covered include: Understanding Service-Learning; Establishing Community-Campus Partnerships for Service-Learning; Establishing and Assessing Course Objectives, Learner Outcomes, and Competencies; Planning Course Instruction and Activities; Selecting Texts and Other Learning Resources; Designing Course Evaluation and Improvement Plans; Building Course Infrastructure; Sustaining a Service-Learning Course; Practicing Culturally Competent Service-Learning; Pursuing Opportunities for Service-Learning Scholarship.


Documenting Faculty Community Engagement Efforts

Learn effective ways to connect community engagement activities to your area of scholarly expertise, your teaching philosophy, your understanding of diversity and/or other values attached to research/scholarship/teaching. Dr. Cherstin Lyon also shares tips and best practices to support community engagement and overcome barriers.


National Service-Learning Syllabi Database

A database of service-learning syllabi from a variety of disciplines.  The database was compiled by Campus Compact.  The database is searchable by discipline, and faculty are encouraged to submit syllabi for inclusion in the database.


IARSLCE Getting Service Learning and Community-Engaged Scholarship Published

CSUSB Community-Based Research: Engage to Make Change

Mid- to Late-Career Faculty

Community-Engaged Journals

This is a list of the primary peer-reviewed journals that publish articles on Community-Engaged Scholarship. A description of the focus of each journal is provided below each journal’s title along with the link to each journal’s website.

Committing to Community Engagement - The Engaged Department Initiative

This report shares the common lessons learned among these units for supporting the planning and implementation of an engaging curriculum as part of a movement toward overall departmental engagement. It then presents concrete tools and strategies gleaned from this initiative that can be adapted and used by any department seeking to strategically integrate engagement into its curriculum. 

Conferences, Workshops and Events

The California State University has announced a system-wide extension to employee travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the CSU budget reductions through June 30, 2021.

Additional Professional Development Resources

Faculty Professional Development Opportunities presented by: CSUSB’s Office of Community Engagement

Community-Based Research: Engage to Make Change*

Friday, September 24th, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Via Zoom

Please join us for this workshop featuring CSUSB’s community-based participatory research (CBPR) faculty experts. The workshop will cover the foundations, key principles, and best practices of CBPR. CSUSB faculty members will share their research success stories and OCE staff will recommend resources to support your next project! Click here to register for the Engage to Make Change presentation.

Establishing Community Partnerships Information Session*

Friday, October 8th, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Via Zoom

Faculty will learn the fundamentals of building community-university partnerships, discover on-campus community engagement resources, and learn from CSUSB faculty members who have cultivated partnerships with OCE grants! Click here to register to this information session.

Virtual Service Learning Workshop*

Thursday, November 4th, 2021 from 12 – 1 p.m. |Via Zoom

Service learning at CSUSB is a high-impact teaching method that promotes student learning through active participation in meaningful and planned service experiences in the community that are substantively related to course content. Through reflective activities, students enhance their understanding of course content, general knowledge, sense of civic responsibility, self-awareness and commitment to the community. This workshop will focus on developing community-engaged online courses, embedding service learning experiences to an existing course and designing reflection activities for virtual settings. While this presentation has a special focus on virtual service learning, a lot of the information shared can be adopted to in-person or hybrid course instruction. Click here to register to this service learning workshop.

*This workshop is eligible for the Faculty Development Program’s Certificate of High Impact Practices in Higher Education – Service Track.