Note: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this professional development opportunity will be presented entirely online with both synchronous meetings and asynchronous work.
Faculty are invited to submit a proposal to participate in the Summer 2020 (Re)Design your Course for Civic Engagement. Civic Engagement is one of the core values outlined in Illinois State’s strategic plan. The course design cohort model offers faculty the support of colleagues, CTLT staff, and faculty and staff from various campus civic engagement initiatives as we work to broaden Illinois State’s commitment to the values of citizenship, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the institutionalization of civic engagement across the curriculum. We seek to include a variety of courses from all disciplines and programs.
Faculty selected to participate in this cohort will spend the equivalent of four days working to integrate civic engagement into a course they have taught and will teach again in the near future. This will include synchronous and asynchronous online work. The redesign process will allow faculty to explore ways to promote active learning experiences and assessment through which students can gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility.
This redesign opportunity can also be used to develop a course that could be included in the interdisciplinary collection of available Civic Engagement Minor electives, further broadening Illinois State’s commitment to the values of citizenship and institutionalization of civic engagement across the curriculum.
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Harriett Steinbach, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to
The Course Redesign Project will
Courses with a civic engagement focus should include some elements generally associated with civic engagement knowledge, values, skills, and attitudes (Musil, 2009). A civically educated individual:
Musil, C. M. (2009). Educating students for personal and social responsibility: The civic learning spiral. In B. Jacoby (Ed.), Civic engagement in higher education (pp. 49–68). Jossey-Bass.
Participation is required at all sessions.
Session I: Tuesday, May 19 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Introduction and conceptualization of civic engagement, pedagogical practices, and the role of civic education across various disciplines.
Asynchronous Work: May 19 - 25
Principles of Partnership. Complete the module.
Session II: Tuesday, May 26 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Developing community engaged classrooms and community partners: community visits, community needs driven and reflective service learning.
Session III: Thursday, May 28 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Articulating transformational goals for the redesigned courses as well as creating and incorporating academically rigorous learning outcomes that integrate elements of civic engagement and applying active, reflective learning experiences that support learning outcomes.
Asynchronous Work: May 29 - June 2
Matching learning outcomes with assessments and learning experiences.
Session IV: Tuesday, June 2 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Reflection and assessment as well as opportunities for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Session V: Thursday, June 4 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Incorporating civically engaged learning outcomes and designing effective formative and summative assessments of student learning related to redesigned course learning outcomes.
Eligibility: This is a University-wide initiative. All tenured, tenure-track, and full-time non-tenure track faculty as well as staff with teaching responsibilities are eligible to apply. Eight (8) faculty members will be selected.
Amount of Awards: Faculty awards will include a stipend of $1,000. The stipend will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of outcomes at the end of the summer session.
Workshop Requirements: To receive the stipend, cohort participants must complete all of the following: