Christine Getz, University of Iowa

Christine Getz

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Outreach and Engagement

Goal: Support the work of faculty, students, and staff in building partnerships with communities throughout the state, region, and nation

  • Strategy 1: Build a community of alumni partners to enhance the overall educational mission and student professional development
  • Strategy 2: Integrate outreach and community-engaged research into the undergraduate and graduate curricula
  • Strategy 3: Promote the impactful nature of outreach and community-engaged scholarship and teaching
  • Strategy 4: Generate revenue to promote outreach and community-engaged research

Year One Progress

  • Provided 6 CLAS CEC-designated courses in Spring 2022 and 12 CLAS CEC-designated courses in Fall 2022 
  • Launched the CLAS Engagement Hub
  • Developed resources to support faculty review of community engaged scholarship and teaching

Year Two Priorities

  • Expand CEC-designated course offerings, particularly at the graduate level
  • Explore opportunities for community-engaged learning (CEL)  beyond CEC-designated courses
  • Promote the CLAS engagement hub as the nexus of CLAS outreach and engagement 
  • Integrate models for community engaged research and teaching into departmental tenure and promotion guidelines
  • Support development of a humanities for the public good certificate

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