Conceptual Framework of Partnership
The Center for Experiential Learning 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 CEL 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 CEL has developed a conceptual framework of how it approaches community partnerships.