Course and Curriculum Design

When faculty, students and community partners use their collective expertise to tackle real-world challenges, learning and problem solving can reach entirely new levels. That’s why one of the top objectives of Engaged Cornell is to create opportunities and generate demand for students to participate in community-engaged courses.

Community-engaged coursework, projects, partnerships, goals and outcomes will look dramatically different across different disciplines. What’s most important is that you find a model that works best for your students and your partners.

Just look at how much variety there is in Cornell’s engaged curricula:

No matter how your course takes shape, you’ll want to have it tagged as community engaged. If you meet the criteria for a community-engaged course, contact the registrar in your college or school to ask about course tagging.


If you’re an Engaged Cornell grantee, visit the Blackboard site to take a deeper dive into course and curriculum design. (Don’t have access? Let us know!)

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Get in touch. Anna Sims Bartel, (607) 254-4510, and Amanda Wittman, (607) 255-1478, from the Office of Engagement Initiatives are eager to connect — on the phone, over email or in person.