Faculty and Staff Opportunities with the Lindy Center
The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement works with faculty members from across the University to facilitate community-based and engaged learning opportunities through academic and co-curricular initiatives. The Lindy Center provides course development support to full-time Drexel faculty, is a resource for partnerships with community-based organizations in the Philadelphia area, supports community-based research projects, and disseminates information about best practices and collaborative opportunities for faculty in teaching and research. For staff, the Lindy Center offers awards, CIVC 101 teaching opportunities, and a service program called Dragon Volunteers.
Community-Based and Engaged Learning is a pedagogy that unites classroom learning, engagement opportunities, group dialogue, and guided introspection to make students more informed, more proximate, and more reflective about pressing issues that shape society. Community-engaged learning facilitates opportunities to further relationships between students, faculty and local/global community partners to pursue a public good and to—whether onsite or online—strengthen their collective capacity to address real problems that will generate a more just world in their careers and lives. The Lindy Center is a place where faculty and students can learn and develop their use of this pedagogy in the classroom and other spaces - we offer trainings, workshops, and resources to faculty looking to get more involved, fellowships to faculty who do this work more extensively, and student assistants to facilitate the work (in addition to developing the student assistants as leaders).
Dragon Volunteers is a service program that allows benefit-eligible employees to receive up to 16 hours of paid time each year to use for civic engagement activities.