While the CCE takes the lead on many partnerships, programs, and activities, community engagement at Cal State East Bay is largely de-centralized, meaning that a variety of programs and departments across the university coordinate their own community engagement efforts. The primary functions of the CCE are to:
The following list* represents courses with a community engagement requirement from a variety of academic departments. The process of identifying these types of courses has been a work in progress over many years, and continues as courses were transformed for semesters. Using catalog descriptions and in conversation with faculty/departments, the CCE has identified relevant courses. Some of these courses have also been developed from curriculum development grants through the CCE.
*List attachment coming soon!
Any faculty member can choose to implement a community engagement project/assignment in a class. A course does not need to have been previously identified “service learning” or “community engaged” on the list of courses. The CCE supports all faculty who are interested in implementing a project – and any course can be loaded into the CalStateS4 system to assist faculty with student placements and community partnerships.
The Chancellor’s Office requires that community-engaged courses be flagged within course management systems. There are currently two attributes that function to identify these courses within the catalog for students (and for loading into CalStateS4) – CSLI (“Community Service Learning” – community engagements/service learning courses) and NTRN (Internships – as a follow up to EO 1064). Occasionally courses are flagged as both if a course is titled “internship” but has social impact related to the common good.
The CCE works with Academic Programs and Services and Enrollment Management Systems to have identified courses flagged within PeopleSoft. We identify courses that are “institutionalized” as community engaged (meaning every time the course is offered there is a community engaged learning component) and temporarily CEL (meaning that a faculty member has elected to implement a community engagement project for one term in a particular course).
Each term we use this list to report on community engagement data as required by the Chancellor’s Office and university administration. Courses/faculty using the CalStateS4 system do not need to report separately since the CCE manages S4 for the campus and can collect data directly through the web platform. Courses/faculty not using CalStateS4 need to report data separately to the CCE.
A note on course titles and terminology: Community engagement and service learning are terms used to describe the type of learning experience a student may have within a course. Courses titles may or may not explicitly reference these terms; however the learning experiences are directly related to outcomes associated with community engagement and service learning (for more information on this see Assessment/Rubrics).
Mary D'Alleva, Director
Emily Chow, Senior Coordinator- Partnerships and Operations
Lizbeth Huerta, Community Service Events & Program Coordinator
Annie Chan, Student Placement System Coordinator
Jazmine Trochez, Administrative Support Assistance