For Faculty

The Center for Community & Civic Engagement offers resources on designing, implementing, and assessing community-based learning (also known as service-learning) courses and community-based scholarship.
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What is Community-Based Learning

Community-Based Learning, also known as service-learning, is a class based, credit-bearing educational experience which integrates academic material, relevant community-based engagement and/or service activities, and critical reflection based on a reciprocal partnership that engage students, faculty/staff, and community members in achievement of academic and disciplinary learning objectives and civic outcomes to advance public purposes.

Learn More about community-based learning  as a pedagogy by watching the film Education for What: Learning Social Responsibility


Learning Community for Community Based Learning

The LC for CBL is a professional development opportunity for educators interested in integrating community-based learning (service-learning) pedagogy into new/existing courses or programs. The community is open to BGSU graduate students, instructors, staff, and tenure-track/tenured faculty.  Limited space is available and new applications are accepted each year.

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Faculty Focus Series

Exploring best practices in community-based learning, community-based research, and community and civic engagement topics.  These events are great opportunities for BGSU faculty members to network with colleagues and learn from other faculty members and professionals about community engaged teaching and research methods.

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Schedule a Consultation

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We are happy to meet on an individual basis or as a small group to discuss integrating community-based learning into new/existing courses or programs and/or into scholarship. Contact Paul Valdez at paulv@bgsu.edu to request a consultation. 


Teaching & Research Resources

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We have a variety of resouces available for faculty members to use.  Some of these resources include a lending library, toolkits, sample syllabi, and more.   LEARN MORE