The UCLA Center for Community Engagement seeks to support faculty at all stages of their journey as a community-engaged scholar. The Center supports individual faculty members and academic units with all stages of community-engaged course development and implementation, and can help connect instructors with community organizations that are interested in partnering on courses and research projects.

The Center’s staff is available to consult with instructors to explore models of community-engaged teaching that best suit learning goals for courses at all levels of the curriculum, from introductory classes to advanced electives and capstones across the disciplines. We also offer pedagogy workshops and manage the funding initiatives associated with UCLA’s Strategic Plan Goal 1 (see dropdown menu) and can help connect faculty with national and international networks that advance community-engaged teaching and public scholarship in higher education.

We are pleased to work closely with Michelle Caswell, Special Advisor to the EVCP on Community-Engaged Scholarship. We recommend this video recorded by Prof. Caswell  in which she defines community-engaged scholarship, discusses principles for building partner relationships, and recommends ways to begin your journey as a community-engaged scholar.