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Center for Civic Engagement

Faculty Prezi Transcript

Last updated August 28, 2017

Frame 1: Teaching with Community Engagement at WSU

Center for Civic Engagement

Be the change.

Frame 2: This Presentation will Introduce

  • Definitions
  • Benefits
  • Engagement options
  • Factors that enhance learning
  • CCE support
  • Additional resources

Frame 3: Definitions

Community Engagement:

  • Collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global)
  • Mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity
  • (Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement)

Civic Engagement

  • Working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities
  • Promoting quality of life in a community, through both political and nonpolitical processes
  • (Thomas Ehrlich, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)

Service Learning

  • Pedagogy to promote community and civic engagement
  • Form of experiential learning that involves community-based action and reflection towards identified learning outcomes

Frame 4: Why Use Service Learning?

Student Benefits

  • Hands-on approach to learning
  • Increased retention & motivation
  • Build professional networks
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Explore diverse use of course concepts

Faculty Benefits

  • Support various learning styles
  • Explore new channels for research
  • Attract highly-motivated students
  • Support local communities & become familiar with community assets and needs
  • Enhance classroom discussion & learning

Community Benefits

  • Added human resources help agencies meet their goals
  • Students bring creativity and energy to the larger community
  • Take part in the education of tomorrow's leaders
  • Networking with WSU and other community agencies

Frame 5: CCE Stories Video

  • Please take a moment to watch this short, three-minute video of students reflecting on their experiences with service projects and service learning at WSU.
  • Video link
  • Video transcript

Frame 6: Engagement Options

CCE-Led Service Projects (Pullman Only)

  • Group events open to all WSU students
  • Project leader
  • Reflection
  • Transportation provided by CCE


  • For individual students
  • Typically longer-term opportunities
  • Apply coursework and skill sets to day-to-day issues encountered at community agency/school

Course Projects

  • Develop and implement a project that aligns course learning objectives with a community identified need
  • Learning course concepts through an in-depth, hands-on experience

Frame 7: Factors that Enhance Learning

  • Set clear learning objectives
  • Integrate community experiences into the syllabus and assignments
  • Incorporate reflective activities to connect experience to course concepts
  • Grade students on what they learned from the community experience

Frame 8: Services Offered to Students

  • Hours Tracking: The CCE utilizes a database called CougSync to track student hours, and provide student involvement records.
  • Community Partnerships: The CCE has established partnerships with over 770 community partners in Washington, the United States, and abroad. We have affiliation agreements in place to protect the student, the agency, and the university.
  • Student Resource Center: The CCE employs undergraduate Peer Mentors to assist students with ANY questions or concerns they may have about getting involved at WSU. Peer Mentors are familiar with service learning course requirements, and are available on the Pullman campus in the Student Resource Center (CUB L45), by phone, and email.

Frame 9: CCE Support for Faculty

  • Community projects to meet course objectives, learning outcomes, and community needs
  • Large network of community organizations throughout the state and country
  • Semester-long support for students, faculty, and community partners
  • Connections with other faculty and instructors
  • Ongoing consultation
  • Course presentations
  • Community engagement (C) notation in the course schedule
  • Records of student engagement, including midterm and final reports

Frame 10: Center for Civic Engagement Contacts

Frame 11: Additional Resources