Students discuss their poster at VT Engage's annual service-learning showcase

Connecting your course to community

The VT Engage team is available to provide assistance to courses with a community learning component in a variety of ways:

  • Consulting with faculty on course design and syllabus development,
  • Facilitating faculty and student connections with community partners, and
  • Developing orientation, reflection, and assessment strategies that enhance the impact of community engaged learning on the student experience.

For more information, or to arrange a consultation, contact Service Learning Coordinator, Mary Case at 231-7042 or


The following resources are useful for faculty involved in or considering engaging in service-learning work:

National programs
The below national programs maintain links to assist faculty in course planning, syllabus development, student reflection strategies, and assessment approaches.