University of Iowa

Faculty Partner Video

Community engagement Lecture

Community-engaged teaching and learning requires deep and mutually beneficial partnerships. The role of our office is to make this process seem effortless. Learn best practice recommendations from Associate Professor Paul Hanley's lecture given in October 2018. He shares his knowledge from incorporating community engagement as a core element in his Project Design and Management capstone course for civil engineering. 

    Topics covered

    • Timeline and structuring the class around community-based projects
    • Emulating the experiences students will have as engineering graduates
    • Ensuring student preparedness for their work with community partners
    • Examples of projects and student work
    • Benefits for communities

    Contact Office of Outreach and Engagement director Nick Benson to learn more about working with community partners or to start incorporating community-engagement in your curriculum.