Committee on Community- Engaged Learning
The mission and objectives of Community-Engaged Learning were created by the Committee on Community-Engaged Learning in May 2007 and updated in September 2009 by the Academic Administrator for Experiential learning and the Executive Committee on Community-Engaged Learning.
To address community needs through project-based partnerships of community organizations and academic coursework.
Within the Community:
- To create and maintain sustainable partnerships with community organizations based on mutual respect, reciprocity, and community need.
- To serve as a gateway for community organizations seeking to develop collaborative and beneficial relationships with university classes and co-curricular initiatives.
- To integrate student learning with the teaching and social justice mission of Brandeis.
- To increase student capacity for active, responsible, citizenship by deepening learning; developing skills, knowledge and values; and increasing leadership capacity.
- to increase awareness of curricular and co-curricular community initiatives
The Committee on Community-Engaged Learning will:
- Work to further the mission and achieve the objectives of CEL at Brandeis.
- Support faculty development in the pedagogy of service-learning and experiential learning to achieve the CEL mission.
- Document and evaluate effectiveness of community partnerships, student civic learning, and faculty use of CEL as a teaching method.
- Support and advocate for CEL on and off campus.
- Advise the senior administration on matters related to Community-Engaged Learning and university partnerships.