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.
forward to helping you connect your students to our community through 2019-2020 faculty workshops, one-on-one consultation, conversations on experiential education, and funded
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Community-based Service Learning
is a form of experiential education that engages
students in addressing issues
of social justice while reflecting on their work in structured ways; service learning
work is built on developing authentic relationships among students, faculty,
and community partners (Mitchell 2008).
Steans Center offers many resources to instructors interested in using
community-based service learning as a dimension of their teaching and anyone interested in learning
more; one good online resource is Jeffrey Howard’s Principles of Good Practice in Service Learning course design workbook (Howard,
We support your development of courses that integrate meaningful service with academic learning.
Everything you need to do to run and maintain your Service Learning Course.
Information on opportunities to pursue your interests in community-based research, grants, conferences and more.
Additional resources to assist you in creating a compelling teaching strategy informed by community engagement.