About the Faculty Institute


Notre Dame faculty tour Sister Maura Brannick Health Clinic to learn how it delivers high-quality healthcare to low-income residents of St. Joseph County, learning how faculty have incorporated student service at the clinic into their community-based courses and research.

The Center for Social Concerns offers the Community Engagement Faculty Institute for all who want to explore or deepen their knowledge, skills, and passion for community-based teaching and research. The agenda for this three-day Community Engagement Faculty Institute is imbued with engaged learning, mixing lectures by faculty and community experts on the theory and practice of community engagement with travel into the local community to learn with community partners.   We address a range of social concerns, such as poverty, healthcare, immigration, incarceration, and education.

Community partner connections and Institute curriculum are tailored to the learning objectives and interests expressed by the emergent cohort.

Space is limited. Applications will be reviewed by Center for Social Concerns faculty and affiliated Fellows on a rolling basis; those admitted into the Faculty Institute will be notified of acceptance as quickly as possible.

Participants selected will be recognized at the Rodney F. Ganey Awards Dinner in April and will receive, upon completion of the full Faculty Institute, $250 deposited to their research account to be applied toward community-based research and teaching. Breakfast and lunch are provided each day.  Past participants testify to the power and inspiration of this unique faculty learning experience.

To apply for the 4th Annual Center for Social Concerns Community Engagement Faculty Institute 2015, complete this application by Friday, February 27, 2015.

If you have questions or want more information, contact Dr. Connie Snyder Mick at cmick@nd.edu.

Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame