Center for Community Engaged Learning

Engaged Faculty Retreat


2022 UCCEN Engaged Faculty Retreat
Connecting, Reflecting and Looking Forward

February 10 - 12, 2022
Red Cliff Lodge, Moab, UT
In-person (with some virtual session options)

Schedule  Register  Book Room

The 2022 Engaged Faculty Retreat will take place Feb. 10-12, 2022 at the beautiful Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab. This annual event brings together all Utah institutions of higher education to highlight community engagement work, provide learning opportunities, and foster networking. The retreat will provide an enriching and energizing experience for anyone looking to expand their understanding of and capacity for community engagement. The theme this year, "Connecting, Reflecting and Looking Forward" will encourage exploration of our recent experiences and what we want to carry with us into the future.

Specifically, we aim to explore and answer the following questions: 

  • Have you redefined the term “connection”, and have you retooled your methods for connecting with students, community, and faculty as you consider your CEL pedagogy or programming?
  • What do you know now that you didn’t know before the unique challenges and unexpected opportunities of the last two years? 
  • What will you carry forward from the lessons learned in the recent past, and what are you looking forward to with regards to your CEL pedagogy or programming? 


At a glance:

*All meals will be provided on-site by the Red Cliffs Lodge.

Thursday, Feb 10

  • 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. | UCCEN Steering Committee Meeting (Committee Only) 
  • 6:30 p.m. | Welcome desk opens
  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Reception Buffet
    • 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. | Book Discussions
    • 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Networking Bingo

Friday, Feb 11

  • 6:30 - 10:00 a.m. | Breakfast buffet served in Lodge Restaurant
  • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Welcome
  • 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. | Opening Message
  • 9:45 -10:45 a.m. | Concurrent Session 1
  • 11:00 - Noon | Concurrent Session 2
  • Noon - 1:00 p.m. | Lunch & Break
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Concurrent Session 3 
  • 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. | Concurrent Session 4
  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Concurrent Session 5
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Dinner Social

Saturday, Feb 12

  • 6:30 - 10:00 a.m. | Breakfast buffet served in Lodge Restaurant
  • 8:30 - 8:45 a.m. | Welcome and Announcements
  • 9:00 -10:00 a.m. | Concurrent Session 6 
  • 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. | Concurrent Session 7
  • 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. | Closing Reflection
  • 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. | Lunch Buffet served in Lodge Restaurant


Detailed Schedule by day:

Register for Event

Regular registration will close on January 21, 2022

In-person Attendance

Cost: $150

Deadline: Friday, January 21 

Note: To allow for social distancing, there is a cap on in-person registration. In person registration will close when full, this may occur before the Jan. 21st deadline.

All meals will be provided during the retreat, including Thursday: dinner; Friday: breakfast, lunch, & dinner; Saturday: breakfast & lunch. Coffee & snack breaks will also be provided. Alcoholic purchases can be made by individuals at the Lodge Restaurant. Rooms at the Red Cliffs Lodge are not included in registration and need to be booked by attendees or their department. See Group block rates & booking code.

Virtual Attendance

Cost: Free

Deadline: Tuesday, February 8

Virtual attendance will be available on Friday, February 11 only and will include one session per hour (those held in the Colorado room).  See Engaged Faculty Retreat Schedule.

To register for this event, contact your campus representative:

University Name Email
Dixie Erin O’Brien
SLCC Lucy Smith lucy.smith@slcc
Snow Malynda Bjerregaard
SUU Pam Branin
U of U Amy Sibul
USU Logan Amanda Bevington Drungil
USU Eastern Steve Nelson
UVU Jon Westover
Westminster Marilee Coles-Ritchie
Weber State Natalie Hales

Booking Rooms

Book a Room at Red Cliffs Lodge:

  • Call the front desk: 435-259-2002
  • Use this code to get our group rates: UEFR22 (Utah Engaged Faculty Retreat 2022)

One Room Suites: $109.95 for 1 or 2 persons

  • River King Suites: 1 King bed, w/ sofa sleeper, river patio
  • Creekside Q/Q: 2 Queen beds w/ sofa sleeper, creekside patio

Three-room Cabins: $159.95 for 1 or 2 persons ($20 extra per night per additional person)

  • River Queen Cabin: 2 separate bedrooms (each w/ a Queen bed), one sofa sleeper in a separate living room area

Photos of rooms & more info about Red Cliffs Lodge

red cliffs lodge

Directions for Red Cliffs Lodge Address: Milepost 14, Highway 128, Moab, Utah 84532

Thank you to our Sponsors

UVU’s Higher Education Leadership Program
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Thank you to our Committee Members

Alex Lancaster, WSU

Amanda Bevington Drungil, USU

Amy Sibul, U of U

Erin O’Brien, Dixie

Jon Westover, UVU

Kate Stephens, USU

Lucy Smith, SLCC

Malynda Bjerregaard, Snow

Marilee Coles-Ritchie, Westminster

Natalie Hales, UCCEN

Pam Branin, SUU

Steve Nelson, USU Eastern