Faculty Guide to Community Engagement
How We Can Help To Support Your Community Engaged Project:
- We can make an introduction between faculty members and local community partners who are seeking project support – finding the ideal project match to be incorporated into a course, student club, or organization.
- Schedule and coordinate initial meetings with faculty and community partners to determine a scope of work for a designated project.
- Provide resources to the faculty throughout the life of the project including administering a Memorandum of Agreement between RWU and the community partner.
- Arrange transportation to and from site visits.
- Provide refreshments/catering for kick-off meetings, partner presentations etc.
- Provide student support through our marketing team to attend events – taking pictures of events, promoting events on social media platforms etc.
- Our team is a liaison with other RWU departments like MarComm and the provost office to help promote events
- Print posters, end-of-project reports, and other deliverables for both faculty and the community partner at the end of the project.
What We Ask of RWU Faculty:
- Work with our staff and the community partner to develop a scope of work.
- Provide our staff with the dates for the initial scoping meeting, the kick-off meeting, the initial site visit, and end-of-semester presentations that may be scheduled with the partner.
- Provide our staff with a completed syllabus and scope of work prior to the beginning of the semester.
- Provide students with a hands-on learning experience that combines classroom knowledge with real-world skills for the workplace.
- Provide our staff with feedback throughout the semester.
- Ask our staff for assistance as soon as any issues arise during the course of the semester.
- Provide our staff with all final papers, photos, renderings, and other final work at the end of the semester.
Find Us Online
To discuss an idea for a project, please contact Mia Brum at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 254-5217.
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Barrington Preservation Society
Bristol Warren School District Athletics
International Tennis Hall of Fame
NE Council on Latin American Studies
Providence Cultural Equity Initiative
Town of Bristol Bristol Parks and Recreation
Town of Bristol Police Department
Town of Tiverton/ Wilbour Woods
Feinstein Service Learning Graduation Requirement - for complete details related to the FSL graduation requirement.
GivePulse - our platform for finding community engagement experiences and submitting the FSL graduation requirement proposal and final report.
How To Become An Authorized Driver
Authorized drivers are sometimes needed to drive for course-engaged projects when visiting a community partner for a site visit.
- Students must have a current driver's license and be at least 20 years old.
- Online training must be completed to drive a 7-passenger van. To drive a vehicle larger than the 7-passenger van, you must also schedule and complete a road test through public safety.
- Please plan accordingly as this process can take a few weeks to process and approve.
All info pertaining to the driver authorization and RWU motor vehicle policy can be found here
Van Pool Policy/ How to Schedule Transportation