The Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) Faculty Work Group is comprised of one faculty member from each college and/or school within Metropolitan State University. The Group has the responsibility for promoting community-based learning within their college and for leading their respective colleges to consider strategic civic engagement relationships determined in collaboration with the CCBL.
• Develop and promote policies and procedures through the IFO that advance the practice of community-based learning
• Promote community-based learning and the CCBL within the university community (including faculty, staff and administration)
• Work with faculty and the CCBL staff to develop community-based learning curriculum for course-based community/service-learning and internships
• Develop and conduct faculty and community training in collaboration with the CCBL director
A few accomplishments:
• Reviewed the successful proposal for the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification, which provides national recognition of civic engagement in colleges and universities.
• Created and promoted the application of Circle of Engagement for promotion and tenure documents.
• Developed the university’s cross-disciplinary civic engagement minor.
• Developed university-wide assessment tools for community engagement.
• Updated courses identified having civic engagement and community outreach components, providing data for the President’s Circle of Engagement honoring 85 faculty members in 2011.