Engaged learning brings theory to practice by linking coursework, critical thinking, and civic engagement activities. It allows students to test ideas in the real world and develop creative approaches to social, cultural, and scientific issues.
Community Engaged Liberal Arts and Sciences (CELAS) courses bring theory to practice by linking coursework, critical thinking, and engagement activities. A form of experiential learning, CELAS courses allow students to test ideas in the real world and develop creative approaches to social, cultural, and scientific issues.
The Community Science Coalition contributes to the sustainability of our planet through science and social change. Each participating institution will establish a field-based observatory to monitor climate-related change, while building partnerships with local communities to investigate and address the human and natural dimensions of resource sustainability.
Engaged Senior Projects are student research projects that fulfill a requirement on campuses that require a senior or capstone project. Student microgrants are available to support student research that is centered on a problem that emerges from a community engagement activity experience or that is conducted in collaboration with a community partner.
The Certificate in Civic Engagement provides a structured path for students to merge curricular and cocurricular civic pursuits and to deepen their knowledge and understanding of civic engagement. The Certificate in Civic Engagement will be piloted at Bard College during the 2020–21 academic year and scaled across OSUN institutions in future years.