Steans Center > For Faculty
Center of DePaul University provides an academic bridge between the university
and communities of Chicago that supports student learning, community
development, and faculty teaching and scholarship.
We support faculty through faculty workshops and a certificate program, one-on-one consultation, conversations on experiential education, and funded
Community-based Service Learning
is a form of experiential education that engages students in addressing issues
of social justice while reflecting on their academic work in structured ways; service learning
pedagogy is built on developing authentic relationships between students, faculty,
and community partners.
Steans Center offers numerous resources to instructors interested in using
community-based service learning as a dimension of their teaching.
We support development of courses that integrate meaningful service with academic learning.
Everything faculty need to do to run and maintain a Service Learning Course.
Information on opportunities to pursue interests in community-based research, grants, conferences and more.
Additional resources to assist you in creating a compelling teaching strategy informed by community engagement.