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Community-Engaged Learning

Faculty Community-Engaged Learning Resources

The Rochester Center for Community Leadership (RCCL), along with other University partners, has created an initiative for community-engaged learning to be a cornerstone of Rochester students’ educations. RCCL awards mini-grants to help encourage faculty to participate in community-engaged learning and to support additional faculty who wish to add community-engaged learning to pre-existing course, new courses, or large community-engaged, learning-based events.

Below is a list of resources that may be useful if you are interested in community-engaged learning or if you are interested in having a community-engaged learning course, or portion to your course.

(For a detailed handbook on community-engaged learning click this link to UC San Francisco's handbook.)

Transportation Request Form

Faculty conducting community-engaged courses or projects funded through RCCL's grant program can make transportation requests using the RCCL Transportation Request Form. All requests need to be made at least one week prior to the date transportation is needed.

For transportation questions related to community-engaged learning, email engagedga@ur.rochester.edu

Sample Syllabi

Below are links to sample syllabi that have been collected and compiled by the organization Campus Compact:

Preparing Students

Learning through Critical Reflection: A Tutorial for Service-Learning Students is a wonderful and informative resource. Ash and Clayton provide an overview of the DEAL Model for critical reflection, how to use it, and how to integrate it into the service-learning or community-engaged learning experience. They also provide sample activities, examples of homework assignments, and more.

This text is perfect for preparing students for community-engaged learning by educating them on how to truly critically reflect on their experiences.

Community Events

If you are looking for local Rochester events for your class, check these websites: