The Center for Civic Engagement supports faculty and staff by providing resources, consultation, and networking opportunities to enhance Illinois State's core value of civic engagement.
Report basic information about your civically engaged teaching, scholarship, and service with Watermark Faculty Success (formerly Digital Measures) for calendar year 2021 by January 5, 2022. See the reference guide for specific directions on how to add your civic engagement activities to Watermark Faculty Success.
Faculty who enter civic engagement activities that involve a community partner or public service within Watermark Faculty Success may also be contacted by the Center for Civic Engagement for more information about their activity to be included in Illinois State’s new Collaboratory database.
Collaboratory is being used to systematically collect a broader range of information on a variety of activities from all faculty/staff members (e.g., community engaged research, outreach programs, events, course-based experiences, co-curricular activities) that utilize community engagement principles, practices, and/or pedagogies. This public-facing platform can also be used to showcase faculty, unit, and college engagement and to identify potential cross-campus and cross-community collaborations, further enhancing Illinois State’s impact on student learning and community outcomes. More information about Collaboratory can be found in this Collaboratory Guide.
If you have any questions or need assistance in the reporting process, contact the center at CivicEngagement@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-1100.
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.