Community-Engaged Teaching Resources

Online community-engaged teaching

An introduction to community-engaged teaching 

How do you design a community-engaged course?

How do you find a community partner?

How is a community-engaged course different from a traditional academic course?

What is the impact of community-engaged teaching on student learning?

What is the impact of community-engaged learning on the community?

  • Where's the Community in Service-Learning Research?, Cruz, N. I.& Giles, D. E. (2000)
  • Our Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Learning Initiatives Andrew Kaufman participated in a panel discussion on October 9, 2020, related to the Seats at the Table documentary about his UVA Books Behind Bars course. His fellow panelists included New York Times columnist and UVA alumnus Jamelle Bouie, Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice Director Valerie Boykin, former UVA student Kelsey Bowman, and former correctional center resident Bradley Brewer. They talked about issues of equity and social justice, along with the power of innovative education to effect personal and social change.

Sample syllabi for community-engaged courses by discipline

UVA Resources

National Resources

  • VA Engage Network, a listserv for sharing resources, having discussions, posting questions, and advancing engagement within Virginia’s higher education institutions

  • Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education

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