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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 Continuing Education and Community Engagement 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 Continuing Education and Community Engagement at

Guidelines for Student Reflection:

Reflection is a key component of community-based learning that guides students to examine critical issues related to their civic engagement. Reflection asks the following questions:

  • What?
    • 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?

Additional Resources:

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Campus Compact
Community Development Service Learning

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Continuing Education and Community Engagement at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or e-mail

CBL Projects

2015 CELR Winner - Dr. Peter Knight

Peter Knight CELR  

2015 Community Engaged and Research Learning Award

Dr. Peter Knight talks about his past research and community engaged projects at an event on February 20th.  Peter used "PechaKucha", a presentation format featuring 20 images - each advancing automatically after 20 seconds - and live narration, to take the audience through all of the things he has accomplished at UW-Parkside.


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