Council on Community Engagement

Support the Mulvaney Center Faculty Development Program:

The Mulvaney Center Faculty Development program provides opportunities for faculty across campus to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their skills in pedagogy and the scholarship of community engagement (CE). The Center also provides one-on-one mentoring and consulting in CE for faculty as needed. The Council members can support this program in the following ways:

  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of existing modules and/or the creation of new modules for the workshop series specific to their academic areas.
  • Directly mentor colleagues in community engagement and/or facilitate the matching of mentors with faculty in their academic area.
  • Serve as a resource to faculty, staff, students, and community partners engaging in academic and co-curricular public service and community-based programs.
  • Help onboard faculty within their academic area onto the Collaboratory Community Engagement online interface.
Promote and Participate in the Scholarship of Engagement:
  • Collaborate in the creation of assessment models and tools for course-based community engagement.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and/or the Mulvaney team in developing scholarship that is publishable in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Encourage and promote the development of engaged-scholarship projects in their own disciplines and areas.
  • Identify funding and scholarship opportunities within discipline-specific and interdisciplinary areas that are relevant to service-learning and community engagement.

Provide Advice and Maintain Commitment to Community Engagement:

  • Help sponsor, promote, and participate in programs and events focused on public service, community engagement, and community-engaged learning.
  • Guide the university’s community engagement activities to be academically rigorous experiences that cultivate mutually enriching relationships with the community and embrace diversity in alignment with USD’s Strategic Pathways.
  •  Guide and actively participate in the implementation of USD’s Civic Action Plan (CAP), which was created as part of the university’s recommitment to the principles of Campus Compact, and help develop institutional outcomes connected to the CAP goals.
  • Advise the Associate Vice President of Community Engagement and Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives on community-engagement initiatives, decisions, and issues.