The CTE’s new Community-Engaged Teaching Scholars program supports faculty in developing and broadening their expertise in community-engaged teaching. Scholars develop and teach one new community-engaged course or substantially redesign an existing course to incorporate community-engaged elements. Scholars also reflect deeply on what it means to create ethically responsible community-engaged learning experiences.
The work kicks off with an intensive course design experience that provides a framework for developing meaningful student learning, while increasing the capacity of community partners. Scholars then work in a small learning community during the academic year to support each other in further developing and implementing their courses, enhancing relationships with their community partners, and deepening their understanding of ethical practices in community-engaged teaching.
Over the course of the program, Community-Engaged Teaching Scholars will...
- draw on evidence-based practices as well as the insights of other community-engaged teachers to develop effective, ethically responsible community-based courses;
- develop a learning-focused syllabus and teach one new community-engaged course at least three times over a five-year period;
- engage in an individual consultation with the CTE faculty in a format of their choosing before, during, or after the first course iteration; and
- submit a brief reflection on their experience of implementing a community-engaged course, with specific attention to lessons learned and improvements they plan to make.
Note: The Community-Engaged Teaching Scholars program is distinct from the year-long Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) program directed by Bonnie Gordon, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Community-Engaged Teaching at the Equity Center.