Core Concepts of CBL
- Combines volunteering objectives with learning objectives
- Activities change both the recipient and the volunteer
- Structured opportunities for self-reflection and self-discovery
- Acquisition of values, experiential learning, and skills
How CSA Can Help Faculty
- The Community-based Learning program is the integration of community service with academic inquiry and learning.
- CSA partners with faculty members to create active learning experiences that . . .
- Draw on academic inquiry
- Draw on concrete relationships with people in need and the agencies that serve them.
Since 2003, the Community-Based Learning program has involved a total of . . .
- 164 courses
- 3,045 students
- 39,347 service hours
Disciplines Involved in the CBL Program
- Theological Studies
- Modern Languages
- Political Science
The Center for Service & Action has the potential to be a full-service resource for supporting faculty interested in CBL.
- Collaborate with faculty on integrating the components of CBL into curriculum.
- Match service placements that will provide experiences complementary to learning goals.
- Administer all aspects of the relationship between LMU and our community partners.
- Provide guidance to students about service placements and transportation strategies.
- Assess the efficacy of the CBL experience with students, faculty, and community partners.
- Collaborate with the Center for Teaching Excellence in offering CBL discussions.
- Provide a yearly seminar/workshop for faculty interested in CBL.
National CBL & Service Learning Resources
- California Campus Compact
- Generator School Network
- Santa Clara University: Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
- Stanford University: Haas Center for Public Service
- University of California, Los Angeles: Center for Community Learning
- University of San Francisco: Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement
Create a CBL Course
If you are interested in creating a Community-based learning course or would like more information, please contact Lezlee Matthews Ph.D, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 338-2959.