Become a part of ENGAGE
Do you have a C-bEL Course?
Do you have course that ...
- integrates theory and practice?
- provides direct community experiences for GC students?
- includes a mutually beneficial collaboration with a community partner?
- engages students in critical reflection?
If so, your course may be a candidate for the C-bEL designation. C-bEL courses will be labeled in Banner and will provide assessment data using the ENGAGE Rubrics.
ENGAGE Project Tiers
Faculty and staff are encouraged to contribute to the culture of engaged learning by participating in one or more of the project tiers. The ENGAGE project tiers support the development of structured and assessable Community-based Engaged Learning (C-bEL) experiences in academic and/or co-curricular settings.
Collaboration among individuals from academic departments, support units and/or community organizations is strongly encouraged.
01 Apprentice Cohort
The apprentice cohort is a series of workshops that will guide participants through the process of designing and implementing a community-based engaged learning experience. Participants will receive a stipend for their participation and will complete the cohort with an course or co-curricular experience that incorporates the ENGAGE Critical Reflection prompts and rubric to assess student learning.
02 Journeyman Mini-Grant Program
The Journeyman mini-grant program provides funding (<$2,500) to support development of new or existing C-bEL experiences in academic or co-curricular settings.
03 Master Grant Program
The Master grant program provides funding (<$10,000/yr) to support large-scale implementation of assessable C-bEL experiences in academic or co-curricular settings over 2-3 years.
04 ENGAGE Fellows Program
ENGAGE Fellows are faculty, staff or community members that have shown distinction in community-based learning at Georgia College. These individuals form an important advisory group for ENGAGE and will receive stipends to support a signature project completed during their year of service.