Online Community Engagement Boot Camp
Thursdays in June and July, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (ET) and asynchronous learning
This boot camp is especially designed for faculty, administrators and community engagement professionals who are grappling with the challenges and opportunities presented by bringing community-based practice to remote and online classes. Participants can choose between the ‘online basics’ or ‘online advanced’ series—or combine the two!
Both programs include both synchronous meetings (3 sessions) and asynchronous learning modules offered through Indiana Campus Compact’s Canvas Learning Management System. Each synchronous session is 90 minutes, and participants are encouraged to spend approximately 2 hours per session on the asynchronous learning activities.
The online and advanced programs include access to the kick-off session for the Boot Camp series, Getting Warmed-Up: Community Engaged Work in an Online Environment, which will introduce the concepts of developing a community engagement experience in an online or remote setting, and cover important topics every faculty member, community engagement professional, and senior administrator should consider when moving engaged practices to remote and online environments.
Online Basics Boot Camp Sessions and Dates
- Getting Warmed-Up Synchronous Session
Thursday, June 18 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
- Online Basics Synchronous Session 1
Thursday, June 25 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
- Online Basics Synchronous Session 2
Thursday, July 9 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
The basics program is designed for those faculty who are just starting to explore the opportunities for digital community engaged teaching. Participants should be faculty who are actively working on creating or converting a class into a remote or online format. Participants can expect to leave the camp with:
- A framework for navigating a digital landscape that broadens our understanding of community
- Case examples of successful community engaged partnerships in remote and online courses
- Strategies to successfully adapt face-to-face course experiences to digital environments including the Digital Service-Learning Course Design Workbook and the Online Community Engaged Teaching Reflections Toolkit
- A personal course action plan to identify key campus partners and resources to utilize into order to be successful as you transition your course
- Equity-centered approaches to digital learning in online and remote community engaged classes
- Resources that can be adapted for you to use such as a digital service-learning course syllabus template and reflection tools
Advanced Online Boot Camp Session Information and Dates
- The Warm-Up Synchronous Session
Thursday, June 18 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
- Advanced Online Boot Camp Synchronous Session 1
Thursday, July 16 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
- Advanced Online Boot Camp Synchronous Session 2
Thursday, July 23 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
The advanced program is designed for those faculty, administrators, and community engagement professionals (CEPs) who are ready to move beyond the course design phase and dive more deeply into opportunities and obstacles that emerge in curricular and co-curricular digital service-learning and community engagement.
This session is aimed at faculty who have already integrated service-learning and community engagement into an online environment or who completed the Online Basics Boot Camp, as well as advanced CEPs. Participants can expect to leave the camp with:
- A framework for understanding how to identify policy and legal considerations relevant for your digital service-learning and community engaged work
- Strategies to balance complex digital logistics with student and program learning outcomes
- Critical reflection approaches that work in digital environments – all participants are invited to engage in a place-based service experience as part of the boot camp
- Knowledge of how to utilize their campus learning management system to effectively and equitably engage community partners as co-educators
- Experience creating community, respect, and equity in online spaces
- Resources to identify and assess virtual service-learning and community engagement opportunities
The Online Community Engagement Boot Camp is led by Dr. Danielle R. Leek, Director of Academic Innovation & Distance Education at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts, and an instructor in the Communication MA program at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.
Danielle directs Bunker Hill Community College’s teaching center and oversees all online programs. In this role, she works with close to 1,000 faculty and staff to develop online and remote courses. She also heads up the College’s Open Educational Resources Program which includes over 200 sections of open education courses annually in almost every academic program. In 2018, Danielle received an Open Education Research Fellowship for her investigation of digital equity issues in higher education, and she currently serves as a member of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Open Educational Resources Advisory Council.
As a faculty member in Communication Studies, Danielle has over 14 years of experience teaching successful service-learning courses and training faculty to do the same. She has received the Michigan Campus Compact award for excellence in Service-Learning and was recognized as a Presidential Service-Learning Scholar by Grand Valley State University. Her publications and research focus on strategies for measuring and promoting civic learning and equity in face-to-face and online college classrooms. Danielle was previously the Director of Professional Learning at the National Offices of Campus Compact where she designed and developed the national credentialing program for Community Engagement Professionals. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Iowa, an MBA from Grand Valley State University, an MA in Communication also from the University of Iowa, and a BS in Speech Communication from Eastern Michigan University.