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Support for community-engaged learning and teaching session

Noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, April 13
CLT Learning Studio, LN-1324

What is community-engaged learning and how do I incorporate it into my courses? What support is available on campus to assist with this process? This session is for faculty and staff looking to develop or refine a community-based course in any discipline. Participants will meet staff from the Center for Civic Engagement and the Center for Learning and Teaching. They will learn about a continuum of services provided by each office to assist with designing community-engaged courses, collaborating with community partners and preparing students for engagement. Faculty experienced with community-engaged teaching will share their experiences. Information on teaching enrichment grants and course designations will also be available.

Join the CCE and Center for Learning and Teaching from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Learning Studio, LN-1324. Lunch will be provided. Register online by Tuesday, April 10. You will need to log into BMail.

Engaged Faculty Fellows for Teaching Excellence

The Engaged Fellows for Teaching Excellence program supports faculty in the design and implementation of effective community-engaged teaching. Four to eight fellows will meet monthly to discern how community-based research or service-learning courses could support their teaching and research goals, and each participant will receive a stipend ranging from $1,200 to $3,000 (depending on their proposed scope of work). Interactive sessions will assist in fine-tuning theoretical frameworks, networking with like-minded faculty, and exploring best practices for community engagement. This program is open to instructors of every rank and discipline.
Possible outcomes:
  • Craft a syllabus for a new service-learning course
  • Connect with local organizations, agencies, or businesses to enhance student learning in a current course
  • Create a new or refined research project design that responds to a community need
  • Access best practices, theory, assessments, and other resources for community engagement
  • Develop courses eligible for course designation and teaching enrichment grants
  • Participate in a reflective and interdisciplinary learning community

To be eligible, faculty must demonstrate departmental approval prior to enrollment (email or letter). Some preference will be given to those who develop projects with local school districts (though direct K-12 student service is not required). This program is open to those new to community-engaged pedagogy, as well as those with previous experience.

» Meet the past Engaged Faculty Fellows

Teaching Enrichment Grants

Faculty with designated CEL or ASL courses are eligible for up to $500 to support community-based courses. These funds help curb out-of-pocket expenses that enrich student community engagement, such as community speaker honorarium, voice recorders, event supplies, transportation fees, etc. Allocated funds will be distributed after the submission of receipts by the instructor. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

» Apply for a Teaching Enrichment Grant

Engaged Faculty Speaker Series

The Center for Civic Engagement occasionally presents informal discussions during which faculty will present innovative strategies for starting and strengthening community partnerships to enrich student learning and engaged research. Faculty experienced and new to community engagement are encouraged to participate and instructors of all disciplines are welcome.

» Learn about the Engaged Faculty Speaker Series Sessions

CCE Faculty Engagement Associate

Presentations & Meetings About ASL & CEL Course Designation

By appointment

Courses that have been designated as Academic Service-Learning (ASL) or Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) through the Center for Civic Engagement are now labeled as such in the BANNER online course registration system. However, in order for courses to be designated, faculty must fill out an application form. Information submitted through the application form will be reviewed by the CCE and a committee of faculty members who will provide suggestions and recommendations (if necessary) on how to ensure the course passes the designation process. If departments and/or individual faculty members would like someone to walk them through the application process, please contact the faculty engagement associate at to set up a time to meet.

» Learn about ASL & CEL Course Designation

One-on-one Assistance with Project and Course Development

By appointment

Wondering how to incorporate a community component into your course? Not sure how to construct a syllabus for your Service-Learning class? Interested in engaging with the community is some way but not sure how to start? Need a sounding board to help you explore or develop a project in the community? Contact the faculty engagement associate at to set up a time to meet and talk through these questions.

» Learn about Community-Engaged Course Development

Institute on Community-Engaged Teaching, Research & Scholarship

On March 18-19, 2015, Binghamton University held an Institute on Community-Engaged Teaching, Research & Scholarship. The Institute aimed to support and enhance Binghamton University's capacity for civic leadership as a public research institution. Two days of highly-interactive sessions provided a platform for critical dialogue on community-engaged teaching and research, including high impact practices and applied learning.

» Learn about the 2015 Institute on Community-Engaged Teaching, Research & Scholarship

Other Resources for Faculty interested in Community Engagement

CCE Faculty E-Newsletter

Binghamton University Resources

FAQs for Faculty

Terms & Definitions

Past Faculty Development Programs and Initiatives


Last Updated: 3/26/18