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Community Engaged Department Institute and Grant Program

**Please note: This program was active from Summer 2010 - Fall 2014


For the duration of this initiative, the Center for Community-­Based Learning announced the availability of funds for academic departments to develop, enhance, or expand community-­based learning opportunities in their departmental curricula. The intent of this program was to increase the adoption and integration of Community-­Based Transformational Learning (CBTL) instructional practices in academic programs by developing intentional and coherent curricular pathways. the inclusion of evidence-based practices.


The goals of the Community Engaged Department Grant included:

  • Providing academic departments with time and resources to assess their current community-­‐based  learning practices an engagement capacities,
  • Determining possible CBTL pathways in their curricula,
  • Developing and implement an operational plan to enhance CBTL and the adoption of CBTL in the department,
  • Implementing evidence-­‐based practices for continuous improvement,
  • Providing documentation to assess the QEP’s impact on student learning and/or the environment supporting student learning.
For more information about the history of the Community Engaged Department and Grant Program, please contact Heather Burk.


Cohort 1 Participants - Summer 2010

Cohort 2 Participants - Fall 2011

Cohort 3 Participants - Fall 2012

Cohort 4 Participants - Fall 2013