Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change
Now more than ever, people are seeking ways to affect change in their communities — both locally and around the world. This course is for anyone — from novices to experienced practitioners — who wants to work more effectively with community members and organizations, including through, but not limited to:
- community-academic partnerships
- social change projects
- community service and learning
- education and work abroad
- traditional and community-based participatory research
- non-profit internships
- public scholarship
- civic performance
Prepare in advance or take this course simultaneously to get the most out of your experience by engaging with communities ethically, respectfully, and sustainably.
Developed by a highly interdisciplinary team of U-M content experts and faculty, this course is designed to be both engaging and challenging, offering an accessible entry into foundational topics as well as a jumping off point to pursue work and further learning in effective community engagement. It is also a toolkit and a roadmap that offers concrete takeaways and resources for working effectively with communities.
Throughout the course, you’ll learn from experienced U-M students, faculty, and staff and local community partners, and you’ll have many opportunities to try out and apply the principles and concepts you’re learning.
No prior community engagement experience necessary.
U-M Credit Eligible
Design and Innovation Program Manager, Engaged Learning Office
Community Engagement Course Team
Faculty & Content Experts
Former Assistant Director, Center for Socially Engaged Design
Director, Engaged Learning Office & Adjunct Lecturer
Director of Office of Global Activities & Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Enrollment Strategist and Implementation Lead
Danyelle J. Reynolds
Assistant Director for Student Learning and Leadership
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