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Faculty and Staff

The Center for Community Engagement coordinates and supports opportunities for faculty and departments to engage in community-based work through their service, teaching, and research. If you are interested in developing a community-based project, please contact Jessica Starr at The activities we support include:

Community-Based Scholarship - The Center for Community Engagement supports faculty who are interested in scholarly and creative work completed in collaboration with a community partner and with the intended outcome of improving the public good. This support includes a variety of grant opportunities, as well as assistance with identifying appropriate external collaborators.

Community Service Leave - Most benefits eligible employees qualify for up to 15 hours of paid leave per fiscal year for volunteer activities during working hours. Chaperoning a child’s school trip, working a school or civic organization’s fundraiser, and volunteering at a non-profit organization, school, nursing home or hospital are just a few of the services for which leave can be granted. Click here for more information on the policy: Community Service Leave Policy

Click here to apply for the Community Service Leave: Community Service Leave Request Form

Community Service - The Center for Community Engagement helps external partners locate faculty with specific expertise to serve as consultants, board members, trainers, and fill other service roles. We also help students, faculty, and staff find volunteer opportunities.

Curricular Engagement Survey - Indiana State University’s Curricular Engagement Inventory (CEI) is an annual review of community engagement and experiential learning practices within academic courses. Click her for more information: Curricular Engagement Survey

Experiential Learning - The Center for Community Engagement assists faculty with the development of community-based courses and curriculum, including service learning and internships. In addition, we are available to help connect you and your students with community-partners in education, business and industry, government, and the nonprofit sector.

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If you are interested in developing a community-based project, please contact the Center for Community Engagement at 812.237.2334 or


There are many diverse opportunities for students to volunteer in the local community. Whether your interests are in the arts, literacy, youth development, the environment, sports, human services or faith-based organizations, the Center for Community Engagement will assist you in finding the right volunteer opportunity. We regularly work with several community partners whose volunteer needs are profiled below.


Spring 2024 Service Learning Faculty Learning Community application available, due February 1, 2024

The Center for Community Engagement and the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence is offering a seminar that focuses on the creation and development of service-learning courses.

The sessions will focus on forming and maintaining community relationships, risk management, assignments, data, assessment, and implications for tenure, promotion and review. Attendance is required at each session. Faculty will explore the concepts of community service and experiential learning, develop and deploy a service-learning course, and complete a course assessment plan relative to service and experiential learning.

The required session dates for the Spring 2024 semester are February 7, 21, and 28, March 27,  and April 10 and 17. We will meet from 11-12:30 p.m. in the FCTE (1st floor of the Cunningham Memorial Library). 

There are specific requirements for faculty who are approved to participate in the Service Learning Faculty Learning Community. In addition, a $1000 stipend is offered for completion of the program. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2024. For more information, contact Cat Paterson in the CCE. To apply for the SLFLC, click on this link: 


Contact Info

Center for Community Engagement

Indiana State University
Tirey Hall 134
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809

Phone: 812-237-2335
Fax: (812) 237-2525

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