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 email@example.com or (401) 254-5217.
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