Faculty Resources

Students take water samples from Hilo Bay for observation The Center for Community-Engagement serves to support faculty who are interested in learning about and/or doing community-engaged teaching. We know from experience that community-engaged teaching is time-intensive, but the rewards are well worth it. To assist faculty in reducing the time & energy that is necessary, we can help with finding & developing relevant community-partners, negotiating realistic expectations, helping with logistics such as transportation and waivers, collaborating with other faculty members, and designing projects and assessments.

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Professional Development Workshops

The professional development workshops with Dr. Emily Janke scheduled for March 6, 2020 have been postponed. We hope to reschedule Dr. Janke's workshops at a later date.

Dr. Emily Janke is the Director of the Institute of Community & Economic Engagement at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Root to Rise: The Full Landscape of Community Engagement

Recognizing and Rewarding: Integrating community-engaged scholarship into policies and practices for hiring, annual reporting, promotion and tenure

On April 12, 2019 CCE held two professional development workshops with Dr. Christine Cress on community-engaged teaching. Please email uhhcce@hawaii.edu if you would like the powerpoint or video from these presentations.

Literature in the Field

Carnegie Community-Engagement Classification
The Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community-Engagement is an elective classification, meaning that it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. The elective classification involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments, and requires substantial effort invested by participating institutions. It is an institutional classification; it is not for systems of multiple campuses or for part of an individual campus.
Campus Compact
Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. We build democracy through civic education and community development. UH Hilo is an active member of Campus Compact.
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
The AAC&U is a voice and a force for liberal education in the 21st Century. In this turbulent and dynamic century, our nation’s diverse democracy and interdependent global community require a more informed, engaged, and socially responsible citizenry. Both educators and employers agree that personal and social responsibility should be core elements of a 21st century college education if our world is to thrive. Currently such learning is optional for some college students rather than expected of all. A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future (2012) describes what a civic-minded institution looks like, how campuses can advance this vision across domains, and what pathways have already been forged by pioneering campuses. Civic Prompts (2015) shows how every discipline can do its part.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement
The Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement is a well-respected journal on engagement published by the University of Georgia.

Sample Syllabi, Projects & Assessments

Campus Compact has a large library of sample syllabi for university-level courses that incorporate community-engaged learning. You'll see on the left-hand side that you can search using five different filters.

Please share your syllabi and projects with us to help your peers.


Collaboratory is a database used by universitites across the nation to track their university's community-engagement and public service data. This allows universities to showcase to faculty, staff, students and its communities surrounding their engagement within their respective communities. Our goal at the Center for Community-Engagement is to allow UH Hilo the opportunity to showcase our community-engagement and public service within the Big Island communities and internally using Collaboratory. We are currently using the Chancellor stories as a gateway for us to integrate Collaboratory into UH Hilo. However, we need more information regarding these events and would like your assistance in collecting more information for Collaboratory. Please schedule a meeting with the CCE team to learn more.