Community-Based Learning Resources for Faculty:
Community-Based Learning, or Academic Service Learning, is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
Support is available through the Center for Community Partnerships to:
- Find a community partner whose needs match the learning objective of your course
- Arrange for a community partner to come to class or meet with faculty and/or students
- Conduct training/orientation for students
- Provide templates of contracts, time sheets, etc.
- Assist with conflict resolution
If you are interested in learning more about Community-Based Learning or integrating it into your courses, fill out the Faculty Interest Form and return it to the Center for Community Partnerships at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflection guides students to examine critical issues related to their civic engagement.
- What did I do and observe?
- What issue am I addressing?
- So what?
- What impact is my experience having on me?
- What did I do that was effective and why?
- What was not effective and how might I improve on this?
- What have I learned about myself?
- Now what?
- What commitment am I making to my community as a result of this project?
- What other projects might I seek out that offer civic engagement?
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Community Development Service Learning