Community Engagement Institute


TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2009) The USF Office of Community Engagement, in conjunction with the Florida Campus Compact, will host a day institute titled, “Engaged Scholarship and Community Redevelopment: Campus and Community Partnership Building.” It will be held on the USF Tampa campus on Friday, Oct. 30 in the Gibbons Alumni Center, Traditions Hall, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.


Featuring lessons learned from long-term community-engaged projects such as East Tampa, the institute is an opportunity for faculty and community partners to learn about the key components of building sustainable, reciprocal partnerships through service-learning courses.


The institute will focus on partnerships between institutions of higher education and community-based organizations and public bodies involved in the physical, social, cultural and economic redevelopment of neighborhoods. It will include panel discussions and in-depth, practical workshops for faculty and practioners.


A stipend is available for participating faculty and their team members will be eligible for a stipend, paid upon successful completion of the institute and preparation of an acceptable syllabus. Stipends of $500 per faculty member and $200 per community partner will be paid to the USF teams.


Applications to attend the institute are due Thursday, Oct. 22. Click here to access a PDF of the application. A stipend is available.


For more information, contact, Judi Jetson, USF Office of Community Engagement, 813-974-5398.



The University of South Florida System is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community-engaged, four-year public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded $380.4 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2008/2009. The system offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. It has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.