As S-LCE professionals, many of us are adept in navigating the complexities of working with students, community partners, and broader members of the community. Often, our work with faculty partners and academic departments can be more daunting, in large part due to a dearth of frameworks guiding this work. Building upon the presenters’ recently released edited volume, Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement, the overarching goal of this session is for participants to analyze and situate their work with faculty partners in an array of best practices, emerging with ideas, resources, and support structures that advance S-LCE faculty development on their campuses.
In this webinar, there will be a presentation with built-in opportunities for interaction. We will provide an overview of the book, and then hone in on topics most pertinent to our goals, pulling from our book chapters to offer ideas and perspectives. Through engagement in this webinar, participants will make progress toward: (1) Identifying three research-informed practices in supporting S-LCE faculty; (2) Learning approaches to reconciling and navigating factors that influence educational engagement in S-LCE (e.g., P&T practices, community tensions, student resistance); and (3) Developing strategies for engaging faculty in S-LCE on their campuses.