Opportunities for Faculty & Staff

At CCESL, we believe in the power of partnerships developed between DU and the community that are forged from mutual trust, respect, and commitment to create positive change.

CCESL provides workshops, grants, events, consultation and other resources supporting faculty and staff who seek to use community-engaged methods in their work. Community-engaged methods support teaching, research/creative work, and service. Community-engaged projects focus on strengths and assets, build power, and rely upon a sharing of resources for mutual benefit.

Training & Community Building

We work with faculty to transform teaching and curriculum while championing hands-on learning in collaboration with community partners. Whether you are new to community engagement or have used engaged methods before, we have professional development opportunities for you. 

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CCESL provides grants to support projects rooted in mutually beneficial relationships with community partners.



CCESL offers various support and resources for faculty using community-engaged methods. Need help finding a partner? Want to mitigate risks in your community-engaged work? Interested in adding the “community-engaged” tag to your course or learning about other tips and tricks specific to DU? Check out the resources below. 



CCESL events provide faculty and staff with opportunities to deepen their community-engaged practice and connect with others at DU, in the community, and beyond. 

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Community-Engaged Signature Work

In collaboration with the Associate Vice Provost for Public Good Strategy and Research and the Faculty Director of Signature work, we support faculty mentoring student community-engaged signature work. 

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Connect with an Expert 

Get expert advice from colleagues or hear the perspective of a community collaborator who has been a partner on a community-engaged project through the Community Engagement Luminaries program. 

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Demonstrating Community Engagement

Have you received funding, attended a training, participated in programming, or otherwise been connected with CCESL? We encourage you to indicate your affiliation with CCESL when you update your faculty materials in Watermark Faculty Success (formerly Activity Insite). By doing so, you will help illustrate CCESL’s support of the work of faculty from across campus. 

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