CBL supports curricular projects that promote student learning while engaging with individuals and organizations outside the curriculum. Projects should:
- Engage a majority of course-enrolled students in the project's implementation
- Support one or more community-engaged student learning objectives
- Respond to a community-identified issue, opportunity or need
The Office of Community Engagement provides tool and resources to support the collaboration. Faculty participating in CBL are eligible for up to $1500 in eligible project funding and will receive a modest stipend at the conclusion of the course. CBL projects occur in established courses only. OCE will provide the following technical and financial support for the duration of the course:
Before the course, OCE can provide:
- Assistance brokering meetings between faculty, community partners, and our office.
- Assistance developing a participation agreement between MICA and the community partner.
- Access to forms, templates and contracts that pertain to community-engagement risk management policies and procedures.
- Guidelines for photo documentation of the community-based learning process and/or product.
During the course, OCE will provide guidance and/or assistance with:
- Brokering meetings between course and community partners.
- Guidance documenting projects including photography and written material.
- Acquiring project supplies.
- Evaluating effectiveness of the partnership and its outcomes.
- Garnering media coverage (achieved in partnership with MICA's Communications Department).
- Troubleshooting, when necessary.
- OCE will provide funding for courses including:
- Modest faculty stipend for development of new course content.
- Up to $1500 in direct project costs (printing, supplies, transportation, etc.)
This page was last updated on 05/11/2016.