Faculty and Staff Play Critical Roles on a Changemaker Campus

We’re all passionate about students and learning. When this passion is combined with our own interest in creating positive change, the impact is greater. We invite you to share your vision and creativity to help students raise their voices and understand what’s possible. Your contributions to changemaker education create an integrated learning pathway that embeds social responsibility into all disciplines and promotes agency within every student.

What Makes for a Changemaker Education at MDC?

These three elements will help you infuse changemaker education into the student experience:

  • Focus on social and environmental issues from a local, national, or global perspective
  • Cultivate our MDC changemaking attributes: empathy, reflection, resilience and action
  • Approach teaching and learning from a student-centric, high-on-engagement perspective


A changemaker faculty or staff stays engaged and invested in ongoing learning. A changemaker educator takes students beyond the classroom to interact with different perspectives of an issue and apply what they’re learning. Here are some opportunities that can help you in your work to bring changemaking into your space with students:

Students gathered in a group

Use Your Classroom

Consider engaging ways to Integrate a little civic action into your classroom or some academic service-learning, regardless of your discipline, with the help of iCED.

Students planting a garden

Invest in Your Learning

Explore professional development opportunities or GSELS courses with Earth Ethics Institute.

Students and faculty in a conference room

Connect With Our IMPACT Network

Contact your campus IMPACT Committee chairs to learn more about how to get involved on your campus.

Group of students participating in a class

Learn More About Changemaking at MDC

Plan to participate in TCH 1085 – Introduction to Changemaking Education by registering through CIOL (FPD credits offered).

Faculty and students working in groups

Invite Social Innovation

Look out for new learning experiences that will sharpen our skills in creativity, collaboration, human-centered design, and more.

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Enroll in New Opportunities

Check out Participate.Com and enroll in some free online courses to help educators teach the Global Goals or bring them into their coursework


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Meet Some Faculty/Staff Changemakers

Kelly Kennedy

Kelly Kennedy
Hialeah Campus

Eduardo Araujo-Pradere

Eduardo Araujo-Pradere
Homestead Campus

John Frazier

John Frazier
Kendall Campus

Jemimah Levy-Mitchell

Jemimah Levy-Mitchell
Medical Campus

Ece Karyalcin

Matthew Sagowski
North Campus

Oscar Gonzalez

Oscar Gonzalez
Padron Campus

Dr. Terri Mitchell

Dr. Terri Mitchell
West Campus

Dr. Eric Belokon

Dr. Eric Belokon
Wolfson Campus

Do You Know a Faculty or Staff Changemaker?

Submit a profile for a MDC faculty member or a MDC staff member.

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