Community Engaged Learning

Community Engaged Learning connects concepts in the classroom to service experiences in the community. The CCE works with instructors  to identify community organizations that offer community engaged learning placements and projects to students.

CCE staff members assist with project scoping, registration, tracking hours, background checks, and receiving student evaluations from community partners. CCE staff are also happy to help coordinate in-class presentations with community partners and offer a training at the request of instructors.

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The Center for Community Engagement encourages a critical approach to community engaged teaching and scholarship by encouraging faculty to develop authentic relationships, advocate for social change, and work to redistribute power. Critical community engagement seeks to “deconstruct systems of power so the need for service and the inequalities that create and sustain them are dismantled” (Mitchell, 2008).


Mitchell, T. D. (2008). Traditional vs. critical service-learning: Engaging the literature to differentiate two models. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 14(2), 50-65.

Stoecker, Randy. Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement. 2016.