Community Engaged Learning (CEL)
We collaborate with students, staff, faculty and community partners to work through complex community-based issues.
Our programs place students in community settings either as a required part of an academic course, or through voluntary co-curricular placements. We also provide resources and support to instructors, departments, and faculties, to enhance teaching and learning processes. We connect University research, learning and resources to the community in ways that support lasting relationships.
Through their involvement in Community Engagement activities, students enhance their your personal growth, develop tangible skills, meet new people and create opportunities to explore regional perspectives! CEL provides students with the opportunity to authenticate their learning in real world situations; embeds learning activities; complements classroom instruction and encourages active participation.
Benefits of CEL to Students
learning to real life activities
their own learning
are developed and nurtured
for learning is different (outside classroom)
Benefits to Faculty
Ensuring students’ deeper understanding
Integrating current issues into course
Engaging students as active learners
Fostering relationships with community
Providing opportunities for future research
Demonstrating teaching excellence
Incorporating Engaged Teaching and Learning
Benefits to Community Partners
Volunteers, board members, potential hires
Community partners inform the curriculum
Coaching and mentoring skills developed
Voices from the community to the classroom