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Bonner Community-Engaged Learning Initiative - Documents to Download

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Bonner CEL Initiative - Documents to Download

Overview  |   Request for Proposals (RFP)  |  Campus Examples  |  Documents to Download



Bonner Resources for Community-Engaged Learning

The following are links to other sections of the Bonner Wiki:



Pathways Project

In this prospectus, we share an overview of the Pathways Project..


Professional Development for Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship  

To guide their faculty cohorts, most if not all institutions in the Bonner Network are providing training and professional development for faculty through facilitated conversations and cohort meetings. Some campuses front-load these sessions through faculty professional development, while the majority of campuses run meetings for their community of practice throughout the year. To assist campuses with these meetings and ensure that they expose faculty to current scholarship and trends in the field, the Bonner Foundation CEL Faculty Leaders (Ariane Hoy and Rachayita Shah) have developed participatory workshop guides. Each is designed to be highly interactive and include articles and scholarship for discussion. The sequence of these session can be tailored to your campus and cohort needs. We invite campus programs to share their own faculty development resources with the national network also. 


Currently, you can access ten sessions, each designed to be roughly 60-90 minutes (depending on the size of your cohort). The sessions do not need to be presented in this order, but they are designed to build upon each other in some ways. Read the descriptions to identify those that make most sense to you, and feel free to pluck activities from various session guides as well. In each facilitator’s guide, you will find:


  1. Session Introduction and Outline
  2. Materials Needed (Articles, Handouts, etc.)
  3. Suggested Facilitator’s Guide
  4. Additional Resources
  5. Credits and Citations


Please note that this session is designed to use faculty-oriented participatory practices which support the creation and growth of learning communities. Use of AV and technology are minimal or optional. Download related articles, and feel free to share these prior or during sessions. These will build your own and participating educators’ knowledge of the field and key literature within it. All handouts can also be presented without AV equipment and are often designed to provide critical content from the scholarship cited. (Note: this information is repeated at the beginning of each guide, in case facilitators change).


Session Titles at a Glance:

#1:        Community-Engaged Learning in Higher Education

#2a:       Community-Based Research

#2b:       Community-Engaged Scholarship

#3:         Community-Engaged Learning As High-Impact Practice

#4:         Developing Sustained Relationships and Projects with Community Partners

#5:         High-Impact Community Engagement Practices for Course Projects

#6:         Course Development for Community-Engaged Learning

#7:         Critical Perspectives and Inclusive Voices

#8:         Engaging Students as Colleagues

#9:         Roles of Centers in Promoting Institutional Engagement

#10:       Leveraging Community Engaged Learning for Partners & Publications


Note: in Spring 2020, the Bonner Foundation staff moved this curriculum into a web-based platform called the Bonner Learning Community, where faculty and staff can access and use it in a self-paced format called Community Engaged Learning Fundamentals. Additionally, we added two new sessions to address how to pivot community-engaged learning to remote and online formats entitled:

          #11:     Remote or Online Community-Engaged Learning Courses and Projects

          #12:     Activities and Resources for (Remote) Community-Engaged Learning


Note: you will need to be a member of the BLC to access this content. You can request to join the Bonner Learning Community here. The links and titles of all of the modules are below.


Additionally, we plan to share literature and best practices related to other specific projects and aspects of implementing community-engaged learning (i.e., student learning rubrics, course designators, IRB protocol, site transportation, reflective assignments, and so on). Many of these exist here on the Wiki, and some new sections will be built out. We would like to request that any institutions that have existing workshops or other resources that they would be willing to share with other campuses and the national network email these to Foundation staff (ahoy@bonner.org and rshah@bonner.org). 


Bonner CEL Initiative Progress Report Guidelines

In August 2019, we circulated these guidelines for mid-year (January/February 2020) and year-end (June 2020) reporting. In light of COVID-19 and school closures, we understand that many campus plans may have been affected. Still, we hope that you can report on the status of your coursework and change projects by June 1, 2020.




Using the Bonner Learning Community, we have launched a series of webinars this year to support the Community-Engaged Learning Initiative. Below are some resources, articles, and other materials that were used in conjunction with these webinars or may serve as additional help.


Assessment, evidence, and tracking

 Kristin Norris, Director of Assessment at IUPUI speaking on assessment, evidence, and tracking (January 2020)


Faculty Development and Engaged Scholarship 

Marshall Welch, Scholar Practitioner and Former Assistant Vice Provost for Engagement at Saint Mary’s College of California & Star Plaxton-Moore, Director of Community-Engaged Learning at the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at University of San Francisco on Faculty Development and Engaged Scholarship (March 2020)


Civic learning and engagement in the broader landscape of higher education

 Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement at the Association of American Colleges and Universities speaking on civic learning and engagement in the broader landscape of higher education, including during COVID-19 (March 2020)


Democratic Engagement, Full Participation, diversity, NEXT Generation Faculty, institutional change, and the Carnegie Classification

 John Saltmarsh (April 2020), Professor of Higher Education at University of Massachusetts Boston, speaking on Democratic Engagement, Full Participation, diversity, NEXT Generation Faculty, institutional change, and the Carnegie Classification (April 2020)


Timothy Eatman (May 2020), Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community and Associate Professor of Urban Education in the College of Arts & Sciences.  He previously served as Associate Professor of Higher Education at Syracuse University and faculty co-director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA), a thriving consortium of over 100 colleges, universities, and cultural organizations.

  • Tim shared his handouts on a Prezi


Handouts/Resources from Institutions

  • Montclair State University CETL Fellows Program: Building a Community of Practice  
  • Averett University Community Engaged Learning Initiative: Service-Learning Fellowship Curriculum and Handbook, Career Development Fellowship Syllabus, and Bonner Fellowship Syllabus and Handbook
  • Allegheny College:  College-Community Collaborative Project Training 2020 
    • The goal of this training was to develop skills and knowledge for college-community collaborative projects for the betterment of our resilient community. Eight webinars were recorded:
      • Collaborative Engagement Research and Pedagogy: Building Community-Based Research Projects with Students and Community
      • Community-Engaged Learning:  Fundamentals of Course Design
      • Community-Engaged Learning Initiative:  Community Voices
      • The Gateway Network: What is it and how do I connect with it?
      • Integrating Collaborative, Interdisciplinary, Community-Engaged Components in First-year Seminar Classes
      • Revamping Bonner Capstones: Scaffolding towards more meaningful engagement
      • Structures for Community/College Collaboration for Collective Impact
      • Students as Allies and Colleagues