Community-based learning (CBL) courses integrate significant community partnerships to meet actual community goals and advance academic learning. CBL courses at Smith span disciplines, topics and community partnerships as near as Northampton, and as far as India.
The Center for Community Collaboration (CCC) is committed to working with communities in partnerships for shared learning and growth. It is an organizational hub where faculty, students and community members will find support to facilitate their efforts to collaborate. The CCC supports faculty and students in teaching and learning that are engaged and reciprocal with the community.
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The CCC invites proposals from Smith faculty to support the revision of existing courses or the implementation of new courses to incorporate CBL pedagogy.
CBL Courses Offered at Smith College and the Five Colleges
For information on the CBL courses offered at all five colleges, go to https://www.fivecolleges.edu/cbl/courses.
The CCC supports faculty and staff in many ways, helping to make connections with community partners, supporting student placements and more. Please contact us to learn more about how we can support your teaching and research.