Center for Social Concern Hopkins
Community Based Learning

For Faculty

What Does Community Based Learning Mean for Faculty?

Faculty, do you teach a course that involves students engaging with nonprofits, community organizations, or schools? Would you like to use service experiences (such as conducting an ecological survey, teaching school-age children financial literacy, or creating a nonprofit business plan) to extend student learning in your course? Read on!

The Benefits of CBL Include:

  • Extend student learning in your course using service experiences
  • Support from the Center for Social Concern to find a community partner
  • Promote student engagement in your course and in the community
  • Strengthen Johns Hopkins’ collaborative relationship with the community
  • Be part of a growing movement among Johns Hopkins faculty and students
  • Be part of a growing movement nationwide

The Center for Social Concern can help.  Our Communtiy-based Learning Coordinator and other staff will be happy to guide you through the process of identifying a community partner, designing a project that will meet your academic goals as well as address a community-identified need, and figuring out the logistics of getting your students engaged in the wider Baltimore community.

Our Goal for CBL:

Our goal is to increase Johns Hopkins faculty and student engagement in the surrounding community, allowing those involved to gain a richer experience from the partnership. Take a look at how other universities across the country are taking the same steps here.



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