The video above profiles the course Seminar on Tropical Biology, one of the many Community-Based Learning courses
Academic engagement seeks to connect the intellectual rigors of academic study with the needs and expertise of the community. By building mutually productive relationships between the Amherst classroom and the world beyond, the Center for Community Engagement strives to simultaneously enhance learning and address community goals.
Community-based learning courses add complexity and urgency to students’ critical grasp of social, political, and cultural issues by connecting the intellectual rigors of academic study with the needs and expertise of the community.
Resources for Faculty
The CCE staff can provide resources for faculty to help facilitate meaningful connections with the community for faculty and students through coursework and research projects.