Preparing Students to Work with Communities

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • December 6, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

In this workshop we will revisit the core principles of CEL and how this connects with the notion of student preparation, an important aspect of CEL. Participants will hear from instructors in two different CEL courses about how they prepare students to engage ethically with community organizations, why they feel this is important, and their reflections around this process.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions to presenters, then discuss in groups, the types of community-engagement activities, and based on these, how they could prepare students to work with partners. We will draw on conversations with community partners and what they would like of students when working with them to inform the discussion of teaching practices and preparation activities and the types of skills and ethics students should have.

At the end we will share resources and the supports available for faculty to prepare students for CEL, including resources and supports from the Centre for Community Engaged Learning and other CEL faculty peers. Faculty will be able to

  • List the core principles of CEL
  • Learn about ways other faculty prepare students to work with community partners
  • Discuss and develop ways to prepare students in their CEL course(s)
  • Identify resources and support available for preparing students in their course(s)


  • Kyle Nelson, Officer Community Based Experiential Learning,┬áCentre for Community Engaged Learning
  • Anna Jubilo, Community-engaged experiential learning officer, Centre for Community Engaged Learning
  • Kayla Fang, Lecturer and Coordinator, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Evan Mauro, Lecturer, Coordinated Arts Program
  • Kristi Carey, Curriculum Consultant