There are many ways to integrate community activities into a course. We recognize that CEL extends beyond traditional service-learning and may include a field experience, practicum, internship, capstone, research project, clinical, co-op, or co-curricular activity. See our philosophy page for specific definitions of service-learning, community engagement, etc. The experience may be a direct service/activity, or research, or other off-site work that benefits a community partner. Community Partners may be public, community-based, private, an industry business or academic organization working at the individual, neighborhood and city, regional, state, national, or international levels.
Courses with the CEL attribute must contain the following components:
Process for Requesting CEL Attribute
CEL Request FormThe decision to add the CEL attribute is that of course instructors. Instructors wishing to add the CEL attribute to their courses should complete a CEL Request Form. The syllabus for the CEL course should clearly indicate how the course meets the four criteria above. For additional considerations review our Course Development Guide.
Attributes must be added by the first day of registration.