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 (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, and is also excited to announce a strategic planning process for the development of a competitive CBR mini-grant program that will support student independent study, student thesis and capstone work in the local community.
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 in the Course Catalogue (under development)
- Faculty Development Workshops
- Individual Consultations
Faculty members using a Community-Based Learning/Research pedagogy may apply to have their course tagged in the course catalogue. Interested faculty must submit a syllabus and short response to how their course meets each of the five criteria for CBL at Colorado College as shown below. 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. Please contact Jordan Radke at Jordan.Radke@ColoradoCollege.edu with questions and concerns, or to apply.
In collaboration with the Crown Faculty Center, CCE provides ongoing opportunities for Colorado College faculty to develop and hone their community-based learning pedagogies through brownbags, roundtables, and workshops facilitated by outstanding local and nationwide faculty leaders. In addition to workshops, the CCE also offers regular strategy sharing sessions for faculty to discuss with their colleagues the challenges and benefits of this work, particularly in the context of Colorado College's unique block system. Funding may also occasionally available for travel to civic engagement-related conferences. Please check back in Block I for an emerging schedule of workshops.
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 Radke at Jordan.Radke@ColoradoCollege.edu.