Exploring Student Perspectives on Community Engaged Learning

Exploring Student Perspectives on Community Engaged Learning



Madeline Elise Calhoun


Presentation: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., St. Joseph's Hall 025



As universities compete to stay relevant, involved, and influential in society, higher education is challenged to not only develop students academically, but professionally and personally. The traditional classroom model is being transformed as community engaged learning opportunities are offered and the value of experiential learning is recognized. Additionally, using an asset based approach to viewing community opportunity and development is important to effectively participate in community engaged learning. Through analyzing student experiences in community engaged learning courses and opportunities, this project recognizes the necessity of nontraditional learning experiences in higher education. By surveying university students, the data explores students' experience with community engaged learning and the benefits of participating in CEL. The data will also explore the value of the asset based community development model and asset mapping.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Anya M. Galli Robertson, Leslie H. Picca

Primary Advisor's Department

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work


Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education; Sustainable Cities and Communities

Exploring Student Perspectives on Community Engaged Learning