Take the following steps to officially designate your class as a community-based learning course. This allows students to find the course more easily, qualifies you for funding and transportation opportunities and qualifies you for assistance from a Community-based Learning Fellow. If you have any questions before or during the designation process, please contact Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Scholarship Beth Tryon at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Morgridge Center staff are here to help you along the way!
Step 1: Follow departmental procedures to get proper approval for a change in course content/new course
Step 2: Confirm proposed course meets definition of community-based learning or community-based research and UAPC criteria.
Step 3: Either you or your curricular representative can complete the course designation form.
Step 4: The Morgridge Center for Public Service’s faculty community-based learning committee will review the request and notify the registrar to add the designation to the Course Guide, so students can see it when they filter their class search.
Support high-quality Community-based Learning
To support high-quality community-based learning (CBL) experiences for community partners and students, the Morgridge Center for Public Service is now requiring that all courses with the CBL attribute preparation students prior to community engagement each semester through one of the following methods:
- Working with Cory Sprinkel (the Community Engagement Preparation Specialist), a CBL intern, or another Morgridge Center intern who can provide such preparation in class, or
- Utilizing our online training materials, or
- Providing us with evidence of your own preparation materials and follow-up discussion prompts; we recognize that many instructors are already providing training for students around topics of systems of oppression and privilege, community-university relationships, and cultural humility, and as such would not need to alter their course since this training is currently embedded in it
Please consider which option is the best fit for your course. To access our online training materials, please contact Cory at email@example.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out. As you make your decision about preparation methods, please reach out to Community-Engaged Scholarship Specialist Haley Madden at firstname.lastname@example.org to move forward with your selection.