Student Engagement - Faculty Resources



Welcome to the engagement activities resource webpage for faculty

We encourage all faculty to embed co-curricular engagement activities in their courses. Engagement promotes a sense of community, experiential learning, and meaningful conversations that shape the whole college student. Research shows that "students who are actively involved in activities outside the classroom tend to do better academically then their uninvolved peers." (Kuh, 2001)

Staff and resources are available to assist faculty in brainstorming ideas or implementing an activity in a course. For best results, we suggest planning ahead and including the activity as part of the course syllabus. Activities that are done early in the semester are more successful in retaining students as they support relationship building between students and faculty from the start.

Apply for a 2017-2018 Engagement Application by logging onto the COMPASS to fill it out electronically. Request funding and/or assistance to embed a co-curricular engagement activity in your course. Deadline to apply for Spring 2018 funds is April 18, 2018.

Critical ThinkingWritten and OralMulticultural and GlobalSocial ResponsibilityPersonal and Professional DevelopmentQuantitative Literacy

Sample Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLO) Calendars

Monthly Activity Calendar by ISLO

Spring Semester

January/February 2017


Fall Semester

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

Engagement Monthly
Electronic newsletter for faculty featuring photos from recent events, upcoming programs, and quotes from MCC faculty and national researchers. You can explore past newsletters by clicking on the following months:

Spring Semester

January 2018











Contact studentengagement@middlesex.mass.edu if you have any questions.

Last Modified: 5/31/18