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Community Engaged Teaching

Nineteen of Wittenberg's 23 academic departments connect students with the local community through coursework.

What is Community Engagement?

Community engagement, as defined by the Carnegie Foundation, is the “collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.” 

What is Community Engaged Teaching?

Community engaged teaching reflects the greater mission and values of Wittenberg University by empowering faculty, staff, and students to build ongoing relationships with invested partners to strengthen communities through integrating meaningful service, instruction, and reflection. Meeting both community and learning objectives, this type of experiential learning provides the community with tangible outcomes while teaching civic and social responsibility and enhancing the educational experience for students.  

What is a Community Engagement Course?

A community engagement course provides significant curricular collaboration with community partners for the educational benefit of the students while meeting the identified needs and goals of the community partner. By the end of the course, students will be able to articulate the connection between the course content, community, and civic responsibility. 

Benefits of Community Engaged Courses:

  • CE courses help students see their role as agents of change.
  • CE courses aid in student's civic understanding.
  • CE courses provide needed services for our community.
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