Allegheny College designates on Web Advisor “community engagement” (“E”) any course that incorporates a required community engagement component that meets all of the following criteria:
Criterion 1: Integrated Learning
The engagement activity(s) and the course content/learning objectives complement each other due to a high quality placement. The learning experience involves interactive partnership with community through students working directly with community members, organizations, and/or issues.
Criterion 2: Identified Community Issues and/or Need
The engagement activity(s) implemented within the course correlates to a community need or issue that is articulated from community voice; meaning that it is identified by or in collaboration with the community partner.
Criterion 3: Reflection
Students reflect, through written work or other forms of evaluation, on the application of the engagement activity(s) as they relate to the course content.
Criterion 4: Engaged Course Pedagogies
Course utilizes an engaged pedagogy such as: Issue/Problem/Policy-Based Learning, Service-Learning or Community-Based Learning, Action Research or Community-Based Research, Public Scholarship.