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ERIC Number: EJ972982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1940-1639
The Importance of Infrastructure for Support for Community Based Learning
Rosenberg, Helen; Karp, Debra
Journal of College and Character, v13 n1 Feb 2012
The Community Based Learning (CBL) Certificate and the Civic Honors Program provide unique opportunities for students to receive college credit for their civic participation. The authors describe these programs and the historical and administrative changes at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, which created an environment for their development and support. This support includes recruiting administrators and faculty who support CBL, developing an infrastructure to recruit students into these programs, building relationships with community partners, and providing training and professional development to faculty. Collaborations with the volunteer and career centers and clarification of roles have contributed to cooperation across university programs. Descriptions of promising practices in developing community partners and connecting with community resources are offered. Future challenges to expand CBL and credit faculty for their engagement efforts are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin