Campus Compact today announced that Star Plaxton-Moore, Director of Community-Engaged Learning at the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco, will serve as Campus Compact’s Faculty Development Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year.
As the Faculty Development Fellow, Star will collaborate with Campus Compact to develop and facilitate a range of faculty professional development offerings focused on key issues in equity-centered, community-engaged teaching and learning. Drawing from and building on insights from her recent, co-authored publication (with Marshall Welch), The Craft of Community Engaged Learning and Teaching: A Blueprint for Faculty Development (Campus Compact, 2019), the interactive workshops and seminar series will emphasize emerging practices in community-engaged learning course development and campus-community partnership building that center equity, reciprocity, co-creation, shared authority, and mutual respect.
“Faculty development is not just about building individual capacities to do ethical and impactful community-engaged teaching and research,” said Star. “It is also a community organizing project, connecting and strengthening a web of scholars, practitioners, and activists with a shared passion for mobilizing their academic competencies and institutional resources to advance positive change in their communities. A critical mass of committed and informed community-engaged faculty can work together to guide their institution toward a more authentic realization of its public purpose.”
“I am delighted to work with Dr. Star Plaxton-Moore as the Faculty Development Fellow,” said Nicole Springer, Campus Compact’s director of institutional capacity building. “Her approach to faculty development is a perfect combination of expertise and excitement. Campus Compact is fortunate to have her on our team to expand the ways we can support community engaged scholar/practitioners.”
Star will be one of the inaugural cohort of Campus Compact fellows, a group of experienced practitioners and field leaders who will advance Campus Compact’s work in key areas.
“We are so excited to welcome these experienced and passionate leaders into the Compact team,” said Campus Compact President Bobbie Laur. “Their appointments reflect our commitment to elevating and centering member expertise across everything we do. These fellows will play critical roles as Compact moves forward a robust agenda of programming, research, strategic partnerships, and learning communities.