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Cardinal Course Development & Funding

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The Community Engaged Learning and Research (CELR) team supports faculty with development and implementation of Cardinal Courses through:

Cardinal Course Faculty Workbook

The Faculty Workbook is designed to support faculty in developing a community engaged learning experience as part of a new or revised course.

Cardinal Course Tagging

Faculty Training with DCELs

Cardinal Courses are officially "tagged" as such and are searchable in Explore Courses. Currently, there are more than 150 Cardinal Courses, representing 40 departments and programs across campus. For questions regarding Cardinal Course tagging, please contact Shoshanah Cohen.

Apply for course tagging and grants

Cardinal Course Grants

Cardinal Course faculty are eligible to apply for grants of up to $4,000 per course. We recommend meeting with a member of the CELR team before submitting a grant application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis leading up to each quarter.

2023-24 deadlines for grant reviews are:

  • Autumn 2023: September 8, 2023
  • Winter 2023: November 17, 2023
  • Spring 2024: February 23, 2024
  • Summer 2024: May 17, 2024
  • SoCo Fall 2024: June 21, 2024

Please visit the Cardinal Course Grants page to review the eligibility information and access the grant proposal form.

Cardinal Course Assistants

Community Engaged Learning Coordinators (CELCs) are undergraduate students employed to support Cardinal Course faculty. They are typically students who have previously taken the course or have an existing relationship with the faculty member or community partner. CELCs gain valuable experience in community engaged learning pedagogy, program management, and public service; faculty can rely on their CELC to reduce their administrative workload, enhance class discussions, and help students with projects.

Faculty who would like to request a CELC and students who are interested in serving as a CELC should contact Sarah McShea.