The Office of Community Partnerships supports faculty in developing and implementing teaching community-engaged courses, assignments, and assessments. Organized around a community of practice (CoP), OCP brings together faculty with varying degrees of expertise and experience multiple times a year to discuss and workshop course and assignment design, as well as other matters related to community-engaged learning, from the theoretical to the practical.
Members are offered professional development opportunities that include reading and discussion sessions, presentations by visiting scholars, networking sessions with existing and potential community partners, round-table discussions with experienced scholars whose work promotes community engagement, and assignment workshops. Members of the workshop also have access to one-on-one support on course, syllabus, and assignment design. The CE CoP accepts interested faculty at all levels, and participation is compensated.
The Resources page of the Campus Compact website (including syllabi)
Dr. Linnea Beckett isan anthropologist of education with expertise in decolonial feminisms, informal learning and community-engaged methodologies. She is currently the assistant adjunct professor and director of the Apprenticeship in Community Engaged Research [(H)ACER] program at UC Santa Cruz. She co-designed (H)ACER as an anti-racist, anti-colonial community research and learning program to support specifically first generation, BIPOC, and transfer student success at UC Santa Cruz.
Dr. Beckett runs community-engaged research projects through the (H)ACER program, forging deep community partnerships and supporting undergraduate research opportunities. Today, she will share her approach to building ethically-oriented community partnerships and draw from current research with a one-acre immigrant-led community garden and an international groundwater sustainability collaborative to highlight student and community experiences in these collaborative efforts. She will frame her talk as a provocation for scholars and educators toward envisioning/building/sustaining life-affirming community-university relationships.
Thursday, September 22, 2022 Community-engaged Pedagogy Welcome Back Reception
3:00 - 5:00pm (PST) @ Patio at ALMA
1322 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402