Division of University Engagement

5 Faculty Focused Opportunities for Engagement

5 ways


1. Faculty Civic Engagement Grants

These competitive grants recognize faculty, program directors and student leaders who truly embody Cleveland State University’s passion for Engaged Learning by creatively connecting classroom, campus and community. Through a competitive process, grants are awarded for efforts that promote citizen participation and authority, and allow for student research.

2. Recognizing Faculty Achievement via eFaar

In an effort to better recognize faculty for their civic engagement work, the electronic Faculty Annual Activities Report (eFAAR) has been enhanced so that faculty can easily report the work they have done. 

3. The Public Sphere Pedagogy

Public Sphere Pedagogy is rooted in the belief that students learn best by doing. Students approach their classroom assignments through the prism of an identified contemporary public issue. Selected faculty will work as a team to identify opportunities within the current class structure to included concepts and assignments related to the public issue. Participating faculty will be provided with sample lessons and guidance from the public sphere pedagogy planning team.

4. The Cleveland Engagement Project

The Cleveland Engagement Project - at cle-engage.com - showcases and facilitates partnerships between community organizations, institutions and businesses, and CSU faculty, students and staff. The interactive site allows users to find each other, share information and celebrate their accomplishments for the mutual benefit of student learning, academic scholarship and community well-being. 

5. The Central Neighborhood Alliance

The Alliance is a partnership with resident leaders and community-based organizations in the neighboring Central community where faculty and students have agreed to practice reciprocity and shared authority as part of their involvement in the neighborhood.
Interested in getting more information about these partnerships? Email j.a.rogers@csuohio.edu.