Community-based teaching and learning is embraced by schools and departments across Washington University.
Also referred to as service-learning, key elements include learning activities in service to an organization or community, course content and assignments connected to the service, and faculty oversight.
We have identified more than 40 undergraduate- and graduate-level courses enhanced by community-based teaching and learning at Washington University. These courses enable students of all disciplines, from business to art, to provide service to the community while applying their learning in a real life context.
To nurture growth in this area, the Institute offers educational sessions, individual consultation, and faculty incentives.