Each quarter, the Ignatian Center works with over 20 faculty spanning the various academic disciplines at Santa Clara University. Faculty are an essential component of community-based learning as they integrate the learning that takes place in the classroom with the lived-experiences in the community that complete the community-based learning philosophy.
Support is provided to faculty who wish to integrate community-based learning into their courses through collaboration with our community partners. We support CBL in two primary ways:
By supporting student participation in our Arrupe Weekly Engagement Program where students engage directly with our community partners for approximately 2 hours a week during 8 weeks of the quarter.
By collaborating with the faculty members and community partners in developing student projects that meet community needs and connect with course learning goals.
For faculty who wish to include the Arrupe Weekly Engagement program as part of a course:
For faculty interested in developing a student project for a course:
This page provides further information for new faculty contemplating a community-based learning course as well as supportive resources for our seasoned faculty.
Caring for the whole person.
An important principle of Jesuit education is care for the whole person. The Jesuit philosophy places a student's humanity first, creating a personalized educational environment where thoughtful questions can be considered.