About Community-Engaged Learning

Community-engaged learning employs the expertise of faculty-student-community partnerships to support organizational growth, enhance individual self-sufficiency, and promote a more just society.

This is accomplished through the integration of capacity-building projects and direct work with clients in credit-bearing academic courses across the disciplines. Through the linking of rigorous assignments and thoughtful reflection with experience, this practice strengthens students' academic learning and professional preparation, and provides them with the knowledge, broadened worldview, and commitment to become active and informed citizens.

Benefits of Community-Engaged Learning

Student Benefits

Enhances meaningfulness of learning, professional, personal and academic skills, course performance, civic responsibility, and understanding of social and multicultural issues.

Faculty Benefits

Provides enhancement of faculty development in teaching, research, professional recognition, interdisciplinary and collaborative learning, and community-faculty partnerships.

Community Benefits

Addresses real community needs, builds mutually beneficial relationships between Fisher and the community, and keeps Fisher students contributing to the Rochester community.