In the spirit of partnership and reciprocity, faculty members from diverse disciplines have engaged their students in community projects and initiatives throughout West Michigan and beyond. By working with members of the community, students are better prepared for both careers and civic participation in a democratic society. Courses that incorporate community engagement into their work may be formally designated as Community-Based Learning (CBL) courses through the University Curriculum Committee (UCC). Community partners may include nonprofit organizations, schools, faith-based organizations, businesses, and industry.
Faculty who are teaching or planning to teach a course that includes community-based learning are encouraged to submit a sample syllabus to UCC, following the process outlined below and on UCC's website.
Questions regarding CBL designation may be directed to the chair of UCC, Robert Adams, at firstname.lastname@example.org.