Community-Based Learning Fundamentals

Facilitator: Paul Valdez, Associate Director, Center for Public Impact

This workshop is for faculty and staff who would like to learn the basics of integrating community-based learning (also known as service-learning) pedagogy into their course or program and how to identify and establish a relationship with a community partner. This workshop will provide examples of different levels of community-based learning involvement for courses in diverse topics and disciplines, as well as a variety of models of campus-community partnerships.

Workshop goals and learning objectives include:

  • To define and clarify working definitions of community-based learning and other terms associated with this pedagogical practice.
  • To increase awareness of community-based learning pedagogy.
  • To train faculty and staff in best practices of reflection, community partnerships, and civic learning outcomes.
  • To learn about how the Center for Public Impact can support community-based learning.
  • To share examples of BGSU community-based learning courses and programs.
  • To share resources for the effective design and implementation of community-based resources including sample syllabi, community partnership agreements, reflection models, civic learning outcomes, and professional development opportunities.

Categories: Support and Engagement.

Please indicate if you need special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications to participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services by email at or by phone at 419-372-8495. Please notify us prior to the event. 

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