Community Engaged Course Design Institute

Community Engaged Course Design Institute

Faculty Course Design Institute: ACOM Courses
May 17-19, 2016

The Regional Course Design Institute is a three-day intensive hands-on introduction to community engaged course design. Faculty from across the Capital Region work closely with experienced community-engaged faculty, community organizations and community engagement practitioners to design or redesign a course to work intentionally with a community partner. As a cohort, faculty continue to meet and reflect throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Developing community partnerships
  • Active learning strategies for engagement
  • Experiential learning
  • Building student capacity
  • Building class community
  • Diversity and cultural competency

Through readings and facilitated discussions, you will begin the process of transforming your courses to work intentionally with community partners. After the institute, at meetings and events throughout the year, you will reconnect with community-engaged faculty and discuss your progress in transforming your courses.

On the second day of the conference, you will participate in Siena's Engage for Change conference, a day-long conference that brings together students, educators, and community partners to discuss the impacts of community-engaged work.

To participate in the Course Design Institute, please fill out the registration form and pay the registration fee through Brown Paper Tickets.


Campus Compact Invited Speaker - Barbara Jacoby (University of Maryland, College Park)
Barbara Jacoby
Barbara Jacoby

Barbara Jacoby is faculty associate for leadership and community service-learning at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Jacoby writes and consults extensively and makes numerous speeches and presentations across the U.S. and around the world on academic affairs—student affairs partnerships. Her institution and professional associations have recognized her outstanding work on behalf of such partnerships involving service-learning and commuter students. Dr. Jacoby's publications include seven books: Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned (Jossey-Bass, 2014), Looking In, Reaching Out: A Reflective Guide for Community Service-Learning Professionals (with Pamela Mutascio, Campus Compact, 2010), Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices (Jossey-Bass, 2009), Building Partnerships for Service-Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2003), Involving Commuter Students in Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2000), Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices (Jossey-Bass, 1996), and The Student as Commuter: Developing a Comprehensive Institutional Response (ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, 1989).



The institute is designed to give maximum contact with diverse faculty, students and community organizations.

May 17 (2pm - 6pm) - Introduction to Community Engaged Course Design
May 18 (9am - 5pm) - Participation in Engage for Change Conference
May 19 (9am- 2pm) - Finalize course proposal, present and give/get feedback