Embracing CSPP throughout university courses is an effective way to foster critical thinking and intellectual inquiry among students, while honing applied research skills in particular areas of interest. Applying classroom theory to community-identified livability projects in a multi-dimensional approach to problem solving, benefits professors, students, and communities. Faculty involvement with CSPP functions in an opt-in model. In collaboration with CSPP staff and the community partner, support, information, and infrastructure is provided to make a CSPP project a drop-in for your existing course. Professors who integrate CSPP into their courses will determine, in collaboration with the community partner, the form of the final product. Such products may include, but are not limited to, a written report, a presentation, or a design model.
Benefits for Faculty
- Professional printing of reports, which also may serve as evidence of faculty work for annual review, promotion and tenure.
- Staff support, we provide assistance for your service or applied learning activity.
- Publicity, CSPP works with campus and local media to share your course successes and ensure you receive recognition for the good work you and your students are doing in the community.
- Interesting, meaningful work for students, which is more likely to engage your students
Opportunities for Faculty
- Opportunity for great public-relations exposure for community engaged learning in both internal and external communications outlets.
- Opportunity for establishing relationships within the community for future partnerships and high-impact projects
- Opportunity for publicity and media attention to courses and projects
- Opportunity for research collaborations across disciplines.
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For more information on how to get involved, please contact Mazi Ferguson at (813)974-0697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org