“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin
Help your students build stronger academic skills. Create an excitement for learning. Encourage lifelong community engagement. Change their lives, yours and many others by offering community engaged learning (CEL) experiences such as service-learning, democratic engagement, and community research.
What counts as community engaged learning?
To be CEL-designated, your class must meet three criteria. For example, community engaged learning should:
- Relate to the subject matter of the course
- Be aimed at developing students’ civic education
Why should I register my course with the CCEL?
When you register with the CCEL, we'll help you:
- Find and develop community partnerships
- Record and track students’ community engaged learning hours
- Provide documentation of your involvement for promotion and tenure files
- We offer training and resources
By offering CEL experiences to your students, you’ll also be an active participant in upholding WSU’s mission and strategic plan.
How do I minimize the risks of service-learning?
The CCEL utilizes:
- A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a formalization of partnerships between the CCEL and community organizations
- An Informed Consent Agreement which helps ensure safety from liability to our students, faculty, staff, and partners. Students give their informed consent when registering online with the CCEL, prior to completing service-learning hours in an off-campus organization