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 CCE has received funding from the Chancellor's Professional Development Fund to host a faculty workshop on community-engaged teaching in Fall 2018. Contact us for more information.

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'lll 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.

How the CCE Can Help

  • Transportation
  • Waivers
  • Building Community Partnerships
  • and more!

Campus Advisory Board Members

  • Maile Boggeln, Campus and Community Service Coordinator
  • Kei-Lin Cerf, Director, NHERC
  • Francis Dumanig, Assistant Professor, English
  • Lara Gomez, Director of Clinical Education
  • Maria Haws, Director, PACRC
  • Sara Hayashi, Support Specialist, CCE
  • Heather Kaluna, Assistant Professor, Astronomy & Physics
  • Shara Mahoe, Director, First Year Experience
  • Sharad Marahatta, Assistant Professor, CAFNRM
  • Margary Martin, Assistant Professor, Education
  • Marisa Miyashiro, Coordinator, CCE
  • Julie Mowrer, Acting Director, CCE
  • Misty Pacheco, Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Exercise Science
  • Jarred Prudencio, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Jon Sakurai-Horita, Career Advisor
  • Joseph Sanchez, Library Director
  • Kalena Silva, Professor, Hawaiian Language
  • Andrey Simonov, Assistant Professor, Accounting
  • Helen Tien, Career Development Coordinator
  • Nico Verissimo, Director, Alumni Enagement
  • Sunny Walker, Webmaster
  • Sharon Ziegler-Chong, Director, Research and Community Partnerships