UMass Boston

Professional Development

Individual Consultations
OCP offers individual consultations to support faculty and staff with developing and enhancing partnerships.  Specific guidance is available to support faculty with the strategic alignment of community-engaged activities in an effort to ensure a well-integrated promotion portfolio.  Please contact OCP staff to schedule a consultation.

Collaborating Campus Offices
OCP collaborates with campus offices to promote professional development opportunities for faculty as they seek support with community-engaged scholarship, pedagogy and curriculum development. These offices include:

  • Office for Faculty Development
  • eLearning and Instructional Support
  • Center for Innovative Teaching

Community Engagement Modules 
From 2012 to 2016, the Office of Community Partnerships and the Office of Faculty Development created and implemented the Community Engaged Scholars Initiative (CESI). The offices created several modules to support the professional development of faculty in community engaged teaching. The modules included guidance around theoretical frameworks on community engagement, logistical considerations, partnership development, student centered practices, outcomes and reflection.