This section of our website is devoted to resources and information for faculty. Learn more about community engaged scholarship, service-learning pedagogy, tenure and promotion, professional development workshops and conferences, and funding opportunities by exploring the links below.

Featured Faculty

Our office regularly features USF faculty who exemplify excellence in community engaged research, service-learning, and creative activities. Click on the links to the right to read about our community engaged faculty or to watch interviews with leading USF and visiting scholars as well as community partners on topics related to community engagement in all its forms.

Community-Engaged Scholarship

Community-engaged scholarship (CES) consists of research, teaching, and creative activities that are designed jointly, carried out in collaboration and with potential benefit for groups and organizations, locally and globally. Click on the links to the right to know more about the characteristics of CES, learn how to develop and sustain community partnerships, and review thousands of scholarly articles published in the leading CES journals and bo


We are delighted that you want to learn more about community engagement and service-learning initiatives. Please use our side navigation to find out how our office can assist you. Please click the picture below to read feature stories about the collaborative projects of community partners.

Tenure and Promotion

The revision of the USF Tenure and Promotion Guidelines necessitates that each unit considers how to incorporate community engagement and community engaged scholarship (CES) into its unit-specific T&P guidelines. Click on the links to the right to view USF’s T&P Guidelines and to access a broad array of resources on developing T&P portfolios that may include community engagement in the areas of teaching, research, and creative activities.

Professional Development

OCEP supports faculty development through our workshops and networking events on community engagement, service learning, and public scholarship and through our Research that Matters conferences and seminars. We also support faculty by identifying opportunities for publication and conferences related to community engagement and service learning, and highlighting new publications and scholarship in the field.


OCEP awards mini-grants to support service-learning and faculty-community partnerships. OCEP also provides grant discovery assistance for community-engaged scholarship and service-learning and will assist with proposal review, including helping grant applicants edit and format their proposals and application packages.