Faculty Resources for Community-Engaged Learning


The Community-Engaged Learning Committee seeks to support faculty developing CEL-oriented courses through holding workshops and consultation sessions and making policy recommendations. (See sample syllabi and assignments). 

Faculty planning community-engaged learning courses should consider recruiting an undergraduate Community-Engaged Fellow to serve as special teaching assistant to the class. Fellows help develop relationships to community organizations, work on logistical and transportation issues and aid students in reflecting on the meaning of the community-oriented work.

CEL Staff

Audra Grady, Academic Administrator for Experiential Learning, can provide information or answer questions about CEL courses, curricular initiatives & mini-grant opportunities.

Community-Oriented Programs at Brandeis

Community Resources in Waltham

The Waltham Public Library's Waltham Room is a rich source of material on Waltham's history. See the brochure on immigrant services in Waltham.

Community Engagement at Other Colleges & Universities

Web Resources

Campus Compact Service-Learning Syllabus Project
Over 200 service-learning syllabi for courses from Biology to History are available on this national website.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Includes a list of journals that publish community-based research

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
A national, peer-reviewed journal consisting of articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and issues pertinent to the service-learning community.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has an easy-to-use, searchable database of about 1,000 links in over 40 topic areas to high quality websites with information about service-learning courses and community-based research.

Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health 
CES4Health is a free online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating products of health-related community-engaged scholarship.