Community Building and Professional Development

I found this really restorative! Thank you for hosting such a warm and engaging event. It helped me to find community and connect with new folks both within and outside of Northeastern.

– Participant from our 2022 Publicly Engaged Scholar-in-Residence event

Publicly Engaged Scholar-in-Residence

This bi-annual network convening invites stakeholders to explore pressing topics around our field of community engagement through various facilitation methods. Our two past Scholars-in-Residence have guided discussions around teaching and research practice, promotion and institutionalization of community engagement, and ethical partnership building.

Community-Engaged Teaching Fellows

The Community-Engaged Teaching and Research team at Northeastern is welcoming applications from current faculty members who are interested in participating in a year-long cohort program to co-design a community-engaged course alongside a community partner. 

How it works: 

Faculty Members apply to participate beginning in the Fall semester. During this first semester, Fellows will be guided through discussion and activities around community-engaged learning outcomes for students, ethical community engagement, educator identity and positionality, and more. Fellows will produce materials to identify a community-based co-educator for the Spring 2023 semester, during which the Faculty and Community Fellows will engage in discussions and activities toward relationship building, collaborative design for community engagement, and shared evaluation & assessment (of student learning and community impact).

SLCE Learning Communities for Faculty: Fall 2023

What are the Learning Communities:

The Fall 2023 S-L Learning Communities provide a platform for Northeastern faculty and staff to collaborate with like-minded colleagues as they explore and share best practices, innovative ideas, and resources for service-learning course and/or infrastructure development. Through group discussions, topical exploration, and identification of resources, participants will be empowered to foster community engagement and experiential learning towards social impact. This is a great opportunity for faculty and staff at Northeastern who are curious about bringing or expanding service-learning courses at their campus sites.

Learn more about the two tracks here or register below.

Learning Communities for Impactful Community Engagement (PAST SEMESTERS)

While we no longer formally run this program, we have cultivated resources for individuals or cohorts to explore and facilitate together.

What are the Learning Communities:

These learning communities on impactful community engagement were created to expand knowledge and professional networks through small-group discussions with community partners, staff, and faculty (supported by materaisl crafted by CETR) The themes of these learning communities are: (1) Teaching for Social Justice in Service-Learning and Community Engagement and (2) Community Partnerships.

Session materials from Fall 2021 can be accessed below

Runaway to Broader Impacts

The Runway to Broader Impacts initiative, led through a collaboration of Northeastern’s Community-Engaged Teaching & Research (CETR) team, Research Development, and the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs is an academic-year program that will engage a cohort of scholar-practitioners in various engagement opportunities.

How it works: 

Runway to Broader Impacts Participants will participate in a series of six peer learning and discussion sessions over the course of the academic year and will be formally recognized for their participation in this professional development program.