The Center of Community Engagement and Service Learning helps Illinois State faculty and staff by providing a central repository and clearinghouse of valuable resources and guidance on civic engagement at universities.
Reporting on faculty/staff civically engaged teaching, scholarship, and service has fully transitioned to Digital Measures. With University-wide adoption of Digital Measures, the Civic Engagement Reporting Portal will no longer be used. The reporting period will continue to align with faculty performance evaluation review/annual productivity report deadlines as outlined in the University’s Appointment, Salary, Promotion, and Tenure policies which sets the 2020 reporting deadline at January 5, 2021.
By clicking the "Civic Engagement" tag on any screen within Digital Measures and indicating additional information about community partnerships on relevant screens, faculty are able to report on their civic and community engagement while also contributing to their ASPT materials. Faculty who serve as advisors for student groups that participate in civic engagement activities can report those activities under the "Directed Student Learning" screen of Digital Measures if those activities/events are not already posted within the University’s Redbird Life student engagement platform.
Faculty/staff civic engagement reporting is beneficial to the institution, colleges, schools/departments/units, and individual faculty in the following ways:
For examples and explanations as to what is considered civic engagement are available online.
For additional information, view the reference guide.
The Center for Civic Engagement offers a variety of academic literature in the fields of civic/political engagement and service learning introducing concepts and valuable lessons-learned. The selected toolkits give guidance to faculty and staff members eager in making a positive social impact in an academic setting and beyond.
Come visit the center and see the comprehensive range of resources we have at hand.
Campus Compact, of which Illinois State University is a member, offers a searchable database of syllabi from a wide variety of disciplines.