Professor talking to non-profit partner

Professor Chris Brown brainstorms potential service learning projects with a nonprofit representative at MatchMakers.

Overview

We work with faculty to offer educational opportunities that advance students' awareness of, and involvement in, their broader community and the common good through community-engaged learning. We seek to connect faculty and students with efforts that simultaneously meet community needs and enhance learning through service learning, community-based research, and other forms of community partnerships.

Among the ways we work with faculty:

Service Learning
Pedagogical form in which students apply classroom learning to support the efforts of public or nonprofit entities that work for positive change in the community.

Community of Practice
Opportunities for collective learning and engagement
CSL offers several structured opportunities designed to help faculty strengthen professional ties between departments/schools, deepen faculty practice in service learning and civic engagement, and connect curriculum to community-engaged initiatives.

Instructional Support
Designed to assist faculty and instructors in bringing service learning and other community-engaged learning pedagogies to the classroom.

Community-based Research
Offers students an opportunity to practice research skills in an applied setting and see the impact of their work.

Faculty Award Opportunities
There are opportunities for faculty recognition for the work you are doing in community engagement.