Community-Engaged Courses are a form of experiential education in which students and faculty collaborate with local communities to design and execute programs and projects that benefit local communities and enhance  students integrative learning; embedding learning into community contexts. This type of learning centers students as a part of their local communities and necessitates their contributions and connection to broader issues. See the historical, searchable archive of engaged coursework here


Community-Engaged Research occurs in community settings and involves community partners in the design and implementation of the research project. The research addresses mutually agreed upon goals, the process respects the contributions of community and the end products are shared between constituents. **There may be overlap between community-engaged research and community-engaged courses.**


Community-Based Participatory Research is a collaborative research approach to study issues defined by and affecting community members. Representatives of organizations, community members and researchers are involved in all aspects of the research process and results intend to create social change.


Muhlenberg faculty have engaged in community-engaged and community-based research in many ways over time. For a look into engaged research/scholarship please click here

For resources related to community engaged scholarship please click here.


If you are interested in teaching utilzing community-engaged learning, taking a course with community engaged pedgagogy or partnering with faculty or community organizations or just want more information please contact Beth Halpern at 484-664-3158 or