Research and scholarship

Beyond the classroom!

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Community Engaged Learning involves fostering mutually beneficial partnerships that enhance student learning, address societal concerns, and improve quality of life by co-creating partnerships that meet community needs.

Community Engagement in Research & Scholarship

Community Engaged Learning (CEL) is a classroom to community relationship that involves Academically-based community engaged courses where student learning takes place in partnership with a community organization/business. The student has course content related reflection and/or faculty mentorship that enhances student learning while also providing a service to the partnering agency. There are two types of Community Engaged Learning: Community Engagement in Research and Scholarship and Community Engagement in Teaching and Learning.

Community Engagement in Research and Scholarship is scholarship resulting from a mutually beneficial partnership between UWL faculty/staff/students and an external non-higher education partner to conduct research. Scholarship is creative intellectual work that is validated by peers (if it is not proprietary) and communicated to a specific audience.

These activities include, but are not limited to: contracted research, curriculum development, engaged scholarship, practice-based research, undergraduate research, problem-based research, capstone, and course-embedded undergraduate research.

Why teach undergraduate research courses?

Contact us!

Lisa Klein, Community Engagement Coordinator

lklein@uwlax.edu

608-785-8153

Visit us!

UWL Office of Community Engagement
Cleary Alumni & Friends Center, Room 104
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601