CBL Courses: Goals and Outcomes

CBL Courses: Goals and Outcomes
Spring 2010
Community-Based Learning Classes teach academic and discipline-based material as part of a
mutually sustainable engagement and collaboration with community partners in a beneficial
relationship that reaches beyond campus constituencies in the service of improving our shared
CBL courses ordinarily meet at least two outcomes from each category.
Personal Development
 Students demonstrate the ability to listen actively in order to learn from and respond to
 Students can analyze and reflect on their own place in society and in relation to
community partners.
 Students can work effectively in teams and with diverse populations
 Students examine and question perceptions about communities, cultures, and social
Community-Building Skills
 Students demonstrate an appreciation of the resources and knowledge of diverse
communities and cultures (including their own), while understanding how they also
exclude, judge, and restrict.
 Students can communicate effectively in visual, oral, and/or written form to diverse
 Students can analyze and communicate to affected parties how specific policies impact
communities and individuals
 Students are able to move from individual values, needs, and interests towards a
cooperative and reciprocal interaction with a community
Public Action
 Students can formulate and implement multiple strategies (service, advocacy, creative
expression, policy change, etc.) for addressing complex, real-world problems.
 Students can identify and enact civic practices that lead to constructive and inclusive
participation in communities where one lives or works
 Students can connect an individual level of analysis with structural and policy dimensions
of an issue as part of an action plan
 Student can reflect on in order to alter or strengthen practices for engaging community
partners or their constituencies