The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

Explore resources and strategies for  community-engaged teaching, including project-based, discipline-based, or community-based research courses. To work with a Ginsberg staff member in implementing these resources, please contact us at Ginsberg.engage@umich.edu.

Community Engagment: Collaborating for Change

  • Ginsberg Center staff contributed to this online MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which helps students prepare for engaging with communities. Center staff can work with you to identify which of the 5 modules might work best for your class or engagement context. We can also offer follow-up workshops for specific sections of the MOOC.

Community-Engaged Courses

  • Use this form to submit your community-engaged course to be listed on Ginsberg's site and shared with students across the University. 
  • CBL Course Tags: LSA Faculty can submit their course for a Community-Based Learning (CBL) course designation

  • Include 5 course evaluation questions related to community engagement recently added to the Registrar's bank of end-of-term course questions​

10 Principles of Good Service-Learning Pedagogical Practice

  • Developed by Jeffrey Howard, former Ginsberg Center Associate Director for service-learning, widely used by colleges and universities across the country

Service-Learning Course Design Workbook

  • 64-page workbook to assist faculty in designing a service-learning course; frequent resource in faculty development workshops across the country

Online Resources for Campus Dialogue

  • Dialogue Guides developed by the Sustained Dialogue Institute to assist those on campuses leading dialogue on commonly discussed topics

Sample Syllabi

  • Campus Compact's searchable index of syllabi across multiple disciplines and institutions