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.

Community Partnership Conceptual Framework Pic