Teaching and research with a public purpose
Rather than treat civic engagement as merely extra-curricular, engaged scholarship integrates meaningful community involvement with teaching and research.
Through engaged teaching and research, scholars collaborate with community partners to further student learning and produce new knowledge. CCE encourages public scholarship by connecting scholars with local organizations, supporting curriculum development, and helping assure collaboration between the university and its surrounding communities is ethical, reciprocal, and robust.
In addition to its own curricular offerings, CCE has supported a wide variety of courses including:
- SOC_POL 351: Saving the Census
- WRITING 303: The Art of Nonfiction: Exploring Writing for Social Change
- ASIAN_AM 210: Migration, Detention and Sanctuary
- HISTORY 399: Museum Exhibitions and Public Memory: Americans and the Holocaust
- MUSIC_ED 435: Social Justice and Arts Education
Faculty interested in integrating community-based learning into an existing class, or developing a new course, are encouraged to contact us. Read more about our Services.
Engaged scholarship takes many forms, from collaborative research design to the creation of civic technologies and community-based artistic works. CCE has sponsored academic conferences, convened scholars and practitioners to share strategies for developing mutually-beneficial relationships, and produced research on civic engagement in higher education. Faculty interested in upcoming panels or workshops should join our mailing list.