Faculty members who wish to develop a project or experience and receive Community Engaged Learning (CEL II) designation for a course that has already been approved by their School can do so by following 4 simple steps.
Bonner Center Information Session: The first step in the process is to meet with Bonner Center for Civic and Community Engagement staff to review the CEL II criteria, hear about existing class projects, learn about the needs of existing Bonner Center community partners that might be a good fit for the class, and discuss the types of support that might be available during the implementation stage.
CEL II Project or Experience Development: If needed or desired, Bonner Center staff will work with individual faculty members to design CEL projects or experiences for their students. Among other things, this could include finding and suggesting a community partner, designing detailed plans with those partners, and providing on-site peer leaders (if the partner is also the host to a Bonner Community Scholar Team) to assist with the project when the class is in session.
CEL Advisory Committee Review: Next, faculty members submit their proposals to the Director of the Bonner Center, who will ask for a review by the Community Engaged Learning Advisory Committee to the Liberal Learning Program Council. This Committee includes the Chair of LLPC (or designated member of LLPC), the Director of the Bonner Center, and the Associate Provost for Liberal Learning.
As noted in the criteria section, the submission shall include a course syllabus, a description of the project and what the students will do when engaged in the 17 hours of off-campus work, and the significant piece of written or creative work that meets the community engaged learning outcomes.