Teach a Community-based Learning Course

Community-based learning, Morgridge, UW-Madison

 

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 75-80 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