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For Faculty

Learning in Action for the Common Good

The Center for Community Engagement applies and supports best practices in community-connected teaching, learning and research. We create and sustain meaningful, ongoing, and reciprocal community partnerships that provide critical context for student learning. CCE staff build connections among community organizations, students, faculty, and staff that promote the educational mission of the College while furthering the development of positive and sustainable communities.  

Through this work, students:

  • Gain experience placing their learning in context, seeing first-hand how their academic inquiry connects to the problems and opportunities of the day.

  • Build skills and the understanding of how those skills translate from the classroom, to community, and ultimately to their work in the world.

  • Generate new knowledge and questions that inform and sharpen their academic pursuits here at Middlebury, and as lifelong learners and citizens.

Faculty, through connection with the CCE, can expect: 

  • Experienced staff educators who partner with you to develop and design community-based learning opportunities that align with course learning outcomes. 

  • Pedagogical resources for building course components that optimize community-connected teaching, learning, and research, and reflect best and current practices in experiential learning.

  • Broad networks and connections in local, national, and global contexts. Our staff draw on extensive existing and emerging relationships with and among a range of sectors that connect across academic disciplines. 

Continue to our Connections and Resources page to get started!