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Resources for Faculty

The CCE can assist you with connecting your academic endeavors to the local community through Community-Based Research (CBR) and Community-Based Learning (CBL) initiatives.

Community-Based Research

Community-Based Research (CBR) at Colorado College involves partnerships between students, staff, faculty, and community members who collaboratively engage in research with the purpose of ameliorating a pressing community concern (this articulation follows Strand et al, 2003). 

The Collaborative for Community Engagement is proud to support existing and emerging CBR projects across a variety of academic disciplines.

Community-Based Learning

In collaboration with the Crown Faculty Center and the Associate Dean of the Faculty, the Collaborative for Community Engagement (CCE) supports faculty who develop and teach Community-Based Learning (CBL) courses.

Currently the CCE offers

CBL Tagging Process

The CCE is currently working to revitalize a community-based learning (CBL) course list.  We invite faculty to either submit a quick application, email a syllabus, or set up a brief meeting with CCE Director Jordan Travis Radke to discuss the course. Click here for more information about the CCE's definition of and criteria for CBL pedagogy.  This is a rolling application process, but a list of tagged courses must be sent to the Registrar by early March for the following school year. 

Faculty Development and Support

The CCE is currently engaged in a "Semester of Listening" as part of a larger strategic planning process.  A key goal of this process is to gather faculty input on the best strategies through which the CCE can support community-based learning and research.  Please stay tuned for upcoming initiatives!  

Have ideas or suggestions? Please email CCE Director Jordan Travis Radke at

Individual Consultations

The CCE is happy to assist faculty with individualized support for the development of a Community-Based Learning course. For a consultation, please e-mail Jordan Travis Radke at