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CB Course Designation

7. Co-Educators

The class fosters learning from other students, from the instructor, and the community;all serve as co-educators.

co educators

SIS faculty member Easten Law and students present at the 2014 Maryland-DC Campus Compact Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference at the University of Baltimore.


Through a community-based learning experience, all involved serve as co-educators in the process. We encourage faculty members to provide opportunities for students to learn from each other, community representatives, neighborhood explorations, and to view all interactions as opportunities for learning. 

Consider the following: 

  • Bringing a community partner to campus to teach a component of your class
  • Assigning students to interview a member of the community to learn more about their background and connection to the issues the organization address
  • Providing opportunities for students to work in small groups and share their experiences and insights
  • Facilitating classroom discussions in which all students are invited to participate

critical reflection

Consider how community partners, students and other co-educators can contribute to reflection.

More on Reflection

Community Partners

The community partner serves as a valuable and integral co-educator throughout the experience. 

Review our community partners.

You can also check out EngageNet and the opportunity list to view partners who have recently posted service opportunities.

Our Partners


CBL Related Events and Opportunities

Interested in Community-Based Learning? Follow the link below for information on AU's Annual Community-Based Learning events. 


CBL Events

The CB Course Designation

Return to the CB Course Designation homepage to review other CB criteria.