For Faculty

Creating partnerships in our community

The OCE is a resource for faculty interested in developing opportunities for community-based learning, service-learning, or research partnerships with our local community and beyond. 

We have developed long-term relationships with many nonprofit and public organizations in our community. We would be happy to talk with you about your ideas for community involvement, whether you're starting from scratch or just need a boost of guidance. Please contact [[mcporter, Melody Porter]] to discuss opportunities throughout the year. 

The OCE also brings dozens of community partners to campus twice a year: our Community Partner Breakfast each October and our Community Partner Workshop each May. Faculty members frequently join us at these events, as they offer opportunities for you to meet nonprofit leaders and make mutually-beneficial connections. [[efmiller, Elizabeth Miller]] can add you to our invite list.

Finally, if you'd simply like to get a sense of the organizations in our area, browse through our Local Agency Directory