Teach a Community-based Learning Course
Interested in teaching a community-based learning course? Start here.
Sometimes called “service-learning,” community-based learning (CBL) is a credit-bearing educational experience that integrates meaningful community service with guided reflection to enhance students’ understanding of course content as well as their sense of civic responsibility. Between 100-110 CBL courses are taught at UW-Madison every year.
Starting a Community-based Learning Course
Faculty and instructional staff can create a Community-based Learning course as a brand new offering or add a CBL component can to an existing course. The Morgridge Center for Public Service is here to help guide faculty and instructional staff through the process, answer any questions and offer funding opportunities.
Community-based Learning is Not:
- An episodic volunteer program
- Completing minimum service hours in order to graduate
- One-sided: benefiting only the students or only the community
- Absent of formal reflection process