Center for Educational Partnerships

The Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) is a service unit in the College of Education and Community Innovation (CECI) committed to supporting and promoting collaborations between faculty, staff, and students and K-12 schools in West Michigan. The CEP provides high-quality programming and resources to school districts and educators, with a goal of supporting student achievement. Projects housed in the CEP include experiential learning initiatives highlighting design-thinking and environmental place-based education (Groundswell), promotions and outreach, event planning, career guidance (Education Alumni Affinity group), and much more. The efforts of the CEP team also focus on providing experiences, opportunities, and resources for populations who are underserved or underrepresented in some educational endeavors.

Education Alumni

People gather around the table at an outdoor activity held by the Education Alumni Affinity Group

Groundswell

Fish artwork representing and depicting Groundswell Farm

MEECS

Students writing on their notes at a field day activity held by Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support

PBS LearningMedia

Dr. Shinsky and PBS characters on stage during a PBS activity

Resources

Students re-organizing bookshelves in the library

Mission Statement

The Center for Educational Partnerships serves as to create and facilitate service connecting GVSU's Education programs to local and world communities.

We will do this by:

  • Making Education programs visible through public relations opportunities
  • Modeling social responsibility/civic duty for students
  • Creating/sustaining relationships in the community
  • Administering Education program events
  • Promoting educational policies and practices
  • Creating educational resources for the community
  • Sustaining student connection between the Education programs and the community