Community Partners and Community-Engaged Learning
Community-engaged learning (sometimes referred to as service-learning) allows your agency to connect with faculty and students at Duquesne, which may lead to an ongoing relationship. Throughout our university, there are opportunities for students to contribute time and energy to build the capacity of your ageny as part of their coursework. In addition to harnessing students' enthusiastic service, your partnership will increase awareness of the issues your organization addresses. You have the opportunity to teach the next generation about the important work that your organization does and to connect to others (such as faculty, about the important work that your organization does and to connect to others (such as faculty, civic leaders, and other other organizations) who share your passion.
Effective community-engaged learning leads to positive outcomes for students, universities, the community based organization (CBO) and society as a whole. As part of its dedication to the development of meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships, the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) regularly evaluates the impact of engagement partnerships on partner organizations. All community partners felt academic engagement benefitted their organization and/or clients. Find out why.
The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) connects community agencies to faculty members whose students can meet agency needs as part of class-related service work. Learn more about this process.
We've complied a number of resources and templates to help you establish successful community-engaged learning partnerships with Duquesne University faculty and students.
The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) strives to provide the best possible resources and support to community partners. We welcome your stories of success and encourage you to share ideas for improvement. Please use our online form to share your feedback!