Community-engaged learning for faculty and staff

Community-engaged learning in action
Dr. Charlotte Schallié (Germanic and Slavic studies) engaging with students at Victoria High School during a Holocaust education outreach event as part of her CEL fund grant. Dr. Schallié's graduate student, Chorong Kim, produced a 20-min, award-winning documentary, "Readers of the Holocaust," about this project. (photo credit: Chorong Kim).

How community-engaged learning fits in the classroom

UVic has committed to integrating teaching, learning, research and civic engagement across all disciplines (UVic Strategic Plan). As a faculty or staff member, you can play a vital role in integrating community-engaged learning (CEL) opportunities, which foster a culture of civic engagement, into course work so that student learning involves hands-on-engagement with community members and initiatives. 

Students can make a vital impact on the community through contributing their skills, enthusiasm and knowledge to community projects and organizational needs. Community also plays a vital role in enhancing student learning experiences.