Faculty Opportunities

Community engagement is a key implementation strategy for the achievement of numerous SRU institutional goals. The connection of community engagement with academic teaching and learning is most explicit in SRU strategic goal 9 which states: “engage communities in collaborative and mutually-beneficial partnerships to advance the quality of life in the community and enhance learning, research, and civic engagement.  (SRU Strategic Goals, 2020)


Community-Engaged Learning (CEL), commonly referred to as service-learning (S-L), integrates meaningful community engagement with instruction and reflection to enhance the learning experience, promote civic engagement, and strengthen communities.  CEL courses may integrate a range of teaching and learning strategies and structures including, but not limited to: service-learning, internships, practicums, clinicals, capstone, research projects, field experiences, practice-based learning, and other forms of experiential learning.  Community engaged learning uses a defined curriculum and can be formal (credit granting) or non-formal (non-credit granting).