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Faculty advisory committee (FAC)

Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)

The ICES Faculty Advisory Committee promotes community-engaged teaching, learning, research and service within Metropolitan State’s academic units, and serves as a mechanism to support and encourage interdisciplinary faculty collaboration to advance academic community engagement.  The FAC members act individually and collectively to disseminate best practices, emphasize community engagement in the development of new curricula, refer faculty colleagues to appropriate resources, and to develop and promote policies and procedures through the IFO that advance the practice of community engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship.

Academic Year 2020–2021 priorities

  • Examine impact of COVID-19 on community and civic engagement teaching and learning and recommend resources to support continued engagement
  • Promote the ICES community-engaged scholarship grant RFP; review proposals and select awardees
  • Select faculty representatives to the Community Engagement Council and address curricular and academic issues referred by the Council to the Faculty Advisory Group
  • Determine new forms of faculty recognition for community engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship and serve on review committees for internal and external community engagement awards
  • Promote community engagement and ICES resources within the university community
  • Provide periodic updates to academic units on community engagement activity and communicate academic unit community engagement activity to the Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Review applications for Community Engagement (CE) course designation

2020–2021 Faculty Advisory Committee Members

College of Community Studies and Public Affairs
Susan Hilal

Megan Brown (alternate)

College of Individualized Studies

College of Liberal Arts
Emily Bowman

College of Management
Denise Williams

College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Pat Schoon

College of Sciences
Cindy Kaus

Library and Information Services
Jennifer DeJonghe

School of Urban Education

Community Faculty
Robert Schumer

Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship
Katie Peacock