Our Campus Partners
The Office of Student Life Civic Engagement staff can help you to make connections on campus with academic departments and programs, registered student organizations, and other areas of campus. Please contact the Civic Engagement team at (616) 331-2345 or [email protected] for your organization's needs.
The Johnson Center for Philanthropy is an academic center focused on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the charitable sector. Their work involves conducting research, teaching effective practices, and providing pathways to service. They make a difference in three ways: enhancing the impact of foundations nationally and nonprofit organizations regionally, improving the quality of community decision-making in West Michigan, and developing the habit of civic engagement among students and faculty at Grand Valley State University.
The Office for Community Engagement fosters partnerships through which direction, alignment, and commitment emerge. Our community and university collaborations cultivate mutually beneficial opportunities that employ assets, promote collective ownership and action, generate new knowledge, and resolve community challenges. Through these partnerships, we enhance our capacity to prepare students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.
Pew FTLC provides support for any faculty members who are interested in the development of community based teaching and learning in their courses through the use of:
- Recommendations for resources that support pedagogically sound community based teaching and learning.
- Participation in the Community as Classroom faculty learning community
- Support for new teaching circles or faculty learning communities,
- On demand workshops for departments or interested groups of faculty,
- Individual consultations related to creation, maintenance, or evaluation of community based teaching and learning projects