Students in Action

We extend the classroom into the community through field trips and partnerships with local community groups and invite scholars, activists and community leaders from diverse locations into the classroom.

Community-based learning provides an opportunity to move beyond the classroom and relate the academic content of a course to community-based needs and issues. This pedagogical approach acknowledges that learning occurs in multiple locations and requires attention to the inner dimensions of student growth and learning, to interpersonal and group dynamics, and to systems of inequality.