Civic Engagement

The Civic Engagement initiative at GVSU strengthens our commitment to community-based and democratic learning. We support faculty interested in either exploring or strengthening their community-based learning (CBL) pedagogy, we sponsor faculty learning communities around the topic, provide grant funding opportunities for community-based teaching projects, offer individual consultations on CBL course development, project integration and mutuality, and provide on-demand workshops. Direct inquiries to Patty Stow Bolea, Pew FTLC Faculty Fellow.

During 2017-18, the Pew FTLC will support the Civic Engagement Initiative through the following events:

  • Faculty Learning Community: Civic Engagement


  • Civic Conversation Series 
    • GVSU Roots of Community Engagement: Conversation with GVSU President Emeritus Arend D. Lubbers
      • September 14, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Loosemore Auditorium - Richard M. DeVos Center
    • Community Based Learning: Best Practices in the Classroom - Review and Discussion with Patty Stow Bolea
      • October 18, 1 - 2:30 p.m., 3068 James H. Zumberge Hall
    • Use of Reflection in Teaching: Civic Engagement and CBL with Susan Carson
      • November 13, 1 - 2:30 p.m., 303C Richard M. DeVos Center
    • GVSU Civic Engagement Student Learning Outcomes: Exploring your Discipline in Civic Engagement Work
      • January 12, 10-11:30 a.m., 3068 James H. Zumberge Hall
    • Civic Learning: Strategies for Writing and Utilizing Objectives in Coursework with Karyn Rabourn
      • February 2, 10-11:30 a.m., 303C Richard M. DeVos Center


  • On Demand Workshops: GVSU CBL Designation: Course Design for Community-based Learning



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