Engages DePaul faculty and students in partnerships with schools,
community organizations, veteran’s organizations, violence prevention projects,
and parent activist organizations.
- Academic Programs In Community-based
The ABCD Institute, housed at the Steans Center, builds on the
skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive
functions of local institutions, and draws upon existing community strengths to
build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.
- DePaul Council on
The Council shares community engagement information and practices
across departments and programs in order to coordinate, improve, and sustain
DePaul’s community engagement efforts and serves as a central repository for
community engagement data
- Service Learning Course Syllabi
Publications, publications www.compact.org
- Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Comprehensive resources targeted for but not limited to health professions www.ccph.info
- International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of teaching a CbSL course?
Any faculty member can
employ CbSL pedagogy in any DePaul course.
Doing so transforms the course into a dynamic space for teaching at the
intersections of experiential and other texts.
Service learning provides the opportunity for co-learning and
co-teaching with communities seeking social justice.
Perhaps the greatest
benefit was that issues we discussed in class weren’t abstract to the
students. They were experiencing them
-Dr. Miles Harvey,
How do I propose and manage the logistics of a CbSL course?
- Take the 5-workshop series to earn the CbSL Certificate (1-1
consultation may be arranged under particular circumstances)
- Meet with potential community partners; consult on syllabus
- Propose departmental approval; EL designation where
- D2L management; Course tagging with Registrar; Course Evaluation
How does CbSL relate to the experiential learning requirement at DePaul?
CbSL courses are one option for fulfilling
DePaul's Experiential Learning (EL) requirement, featuring twenty five hours of
service in the community within a ten-week quarter. This form of experiential
learning deepens student learning and enhances their sense of social justice engagement
with and learning in communities.
To propose an Experiential Learning course at DePaul, click here.
How can I find a community partner?
The Steans Center can assist you in identifying
community organizations that fit your pedagogical needs. We can help you increase your knowledge about
community assets and facilitate site visits.