Xavier University

Academy for Community-Engaged Faculty

Now celebrating its tenth year, the Academy for Community-Engaged Faculty supports Xavier faculty making a significant revision to a chosen course or in creating a new course that incorporates principles and practices of community engaged (service) learning.  65 Xavier Faculty graduates of this program have introduced over 50 new or enhanced service learning courses into the University catalog since 2012.  In 2016-17, over 1,700 students participated in service learning courses designed by Xavier faculty. Community Engaged courses are recognized in the University’s Academic and Diversity Strategic Plans as high impact learning experiences that bring diverse faculty, students, and community members together for mutual benefit through contextual learning. These faculty partnerships further the capacity of the University and community to learn, serve, and lead together.


Spring 2018 Participants

Dr. Donna Hutchinson-Smyth, Teaching Professor, Montessori Institute

Dr. Adam Konopka, Besl Chair, Philosophy

Dr. Shannon LaFayette Hogue, Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics

Dr. Anas Malik, Associate Professor, Political Science

Dr. Julia O'Hara, Associate Professor, History

Dr. Thomas Wagner, Associate Professor, Communication Arts

Dr. James Wood, Associate Professor, Philosophy