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Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum at the University of Maryland

Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum at UMD

Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum (CEAC) at UMD is a new professional development program designed to support the integration of civic engagement experiences into any planned or designed course. 

This pilot program is open to all UMD faculty and staff. It is most effective for those who will be teaching a course in Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and/or Fall 2025 where they could directly add and/or enhance components of civic engagement or community-based learning. Prior experience with civic engagement strategies or existing community partnerships are not required.  

Options for engagement:

Instructors can enroll in an asynchronous online training series that introduces you to civic engagement frameworks, best practices, and exercises to add into an existing course. The self-paced modules take approximately 10-15 hours to complete. 

Interested? Once you apply, you will receive a follow-up email with information about how to register for the course. You may apply for and access this course indefinitely.

The Summer Seminar slots have been filled for 2024. We hope to be able to offer this opportunity again in the future. To express interest in future opportunities, fill out the application form to indicate your interest.

Instructors hoping for more in-depth training and support can also enroll in the in-person Summer Seminar opportunity. Prior to the Summer Seminar, participants are asked to complete the self-paced online modules. 

The Summer Seminar will take place in person, on campus on June 25th and 26th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.  Those completing the Summer Seminar will join an Instructor Learning Community and receive on-going support and consultation through the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters as they continue to develop and/or implement their course. A stipend is provided for those completing the Online Course, Summer Seminar, and Instructor Learning Community. 

Email with any questions.

This experience is made possible by a grant from the University System of Maryland and adapted from Salisbury University's Institute for Public Affairs & Civic Engagement (PACE). The program is presented by the Teaching and  Learning Transformation Center (TLTC), Maryland Democracy Initiative (MDI), Leadership and Community Service-Learning (LCSL), and Resident Life’s Common Ground Dialogue Program. 

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