Teaching and learning

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 Teaching and Learning

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 Teaching and Learning is a strategy that uses reflection to link community needs with academic course objectives to enrich the educational experience of students, teach civic responsibility and meet the needs of the community. Teaching a Community Engaged Learning course is just one option for instructors interested in connecting with communities.

These activities include, but are not limited to: service-learning, field visit/experience, guest speakers, event planning, job shadow, problem-based learning, internships, preceptorship, externship, clinicals, student teaching, course-based volunteering, experiential learning, product development/design, program development/design, and independent study.

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