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The Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, & Scholarship has been partnering with local organizations for years to provide community-based learning opportunities for undergraduate students. Through these partnerships, over 1000 organizations have worked with faculty and students providing opportunities either within the realm of service-learning, academic internships, and/or community-based research. The CELTS also provides these organizations campus-based professional development opportunities through annual workshops, networking, and career fairs to enhance relationship-building and knowledge sharing. Because of the plethora of relationships that have been established over the years, the CELTS has developed a conceptual framework of how it approaches community partnerships.

A graphic representation of this framework is below (CELTS CP Framework), and our report explaining how we created this framework and detailing its elements is available here.