Community-engaged learning (sometimes referred to as service-learning) allows your agency to connect with faculty and students at Duquesne, which may lead to an ongoing relationship. Throughout our university, there are opportunities for students to contribute time and energy to build the capacity of your ageny as part of their coursework. In addition to harnessing students' enthusiastic service, your partnership will increase awareness of the issues your organization addresses. You have the opportunity to teach the next generation about the important work that your organization does and to connect to others (such as faculty, about the important work that your organization does and to connect to others (such as faculty, civic leaders, and other other organizations) who share your passion.Through a community-engaged learning partnerhip,your organization will collaborate with a faculty member to develop the community-engaged learning project together; Students (typically in groups) will work with your organization through a community-engaged learning course; and students will rotate through your organization each semester.Every partnership is a unique relationship, which develops to best fit the needs of each organization in that specific situation.
Facilitate Smooth Partnering
The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) connects community agencies to faculty whose students can meet agency needs as part of class-related service work. After identifying a faculty partner, the Center for CETR will facilitate ongoing communication and collaboration between the community agency, faculty, and students to ensure that the partnership is suitable for each partners' needs.
To explore the opportunities community-engaged learning partnerships offer, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for Partnerships and Operations to schedule an appointment.
Connect to other University Departments
In some instances, a community-engaged learning class may not be the most suitable partnership for your organizations' needs. By scheduling an appointment with the Center for CETR, the office's trained staff can also help you determine whether another program may be more appropriate. In those instances, the Center for CETR will ensure that you connect with the right department.
Effective community-engaged learning leads to positive outcomes for students, universities, the community based organization (CBO) and society as a whole. As part of its dedication to the development of meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships, the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) regularly evaluates the impact of engagement partnerships on partner organizations. All community partners felt academic engagement benefitted their organization and/or clients. Find out why.
The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) connects community agencies to faculty members whose students can meet agency needs as part of class-related service work. Learn more about this process.
We've complied a number of resources and templates to help you establish successful community-engaged learning partnerships with Duquesne University faculty and students.
The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) strives to provide the best possible resources and support to community partners. We welcome your stories of success and encourage you to share ideas for improvement. Please share your feedback!