Information for Faculty

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.

Program Accomplishments

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

  • Economics
  • Theological Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Modern Languages
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Management
  • Philosophy

Resources

The 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

Create a CBL Course

If you are interested in creating a Community-based learning course or would like more information, please contact Director of CBL, Lezlee Matthews, Ph.D., at lezlee.matthews@lmu.edu or (310) 338-2959.

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    Danielle Borgia

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    Elissa Cutter

    Instructor, Theological Studies

     

    Brett Hoover

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    Cecilia Gonzalez-Andriue

    Associate Professor, Theological Studies

     

    Ricardo Machon

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    Alicia Partnoy

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    Ellen Ensher

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    Stan Lewis

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    Cathleen McGrath

    Associate Professor, Management

     

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