Community-Based Learning Faculty Institute

Marcy Campos (Center for Community Engagement & Service), Harry Gilliard (Center for Community Engagement & Service), Jennifer Betancur, (Latin American Youth Center), Fatima Bah (Isaiah House of So Others Might Eat (SOME)), and Aimee Richardson (CAS-Health Studies)

MGC 247

Community-Based Learning & Research (CBLR) is a teaching pedagogy that incorporates meaningful community service into a course with the goal to enhance students’ learning. In this Institute faculty will: (1) Understand key characteristics of high impact CBLR; (2) Re-envision and revise a course design and syllabus; (3) Develop new tools and tips for incorporating reflection; (4) Connect course content with the service provided; (5) Hear directly from community partners and faculty practitioners about the best practices for collaboration; and (6) Share challenges and strategies. This Institute, now in its fifth year, is relevant both for those who have experience with CBL but want to refine an existing course and those who are exploring this approach for a forthcoming class.