FAQ's & Other Resources
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.
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
- The Waltham Community Archives.
- The Education Program places numerous undergraduate and master of arts in teaching students in classrooms in Waltham public schools, in practicums and as assistant teachers.
- The Rose Art Museum has an active community education and outreach program. Please contact Director of Museum Operations, Roy Dawes.
- MusicUnitesUs (MUUS) and the Intercultural Residency Series (ICRS): Each semester, ICRS brings students from Waltham public schools to educational programs about world music and culture. Special lessons plans are developed to aid local teachers. (See the MUUS Lesson Plan Forum).
- The Women's Studies Research Center has an active Waltham Committee.
- Center for Youth and Communities (Heller).
- Library and Technology Services (LTS) supports CEL classes through reference training class sessions and multimedia resources.
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
- Massachusetts Campus Compact
- Bentley Service Learning
- Tufts University: Lincoln Filene Center for Community Partnerships
- Community Service at Wellesley
- Boston University Volunteer and Service Learning Center
- Stanford University: Haas Center for Public Service
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.