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    Introduction

    Vision

    To advance the public purpose of liberal arts education.

    Mission

    In collaboration with faculty, staff, and communities beyond the campus, we co-create community-engaged learning experiences to develop students into engaged citizens who invest their liberal arts education in the public good.

    Core Definitions

    • Community Engagement: Collaborative efforts to invest in the common good, contributing to the quality of life and shared democratic futures of communities within and beyond campus.
    • Community-Based Learning (CBL): Education that simultaneously – and in roughly equal balance – promotes student learning and addresses community needs. This pedagogy fuses community engagement with structured opportunities to learn from and apply learning to engaged experience.
    • Community-Based Research (CBR): Research that invests the pursuit of knowledge in the public good. This research is co-created by faculty and/or students, and the communities most impacted by the issue, and ensures that knowledge is applied to and leads to social action.