CCEL Course Criteria
- Engagement - Each community engaged learning course must incorporate an element of engaged learning. This may be a partnership with a local school or organization, a pairing with a public official or nonprofit, or an integrated research experience that allows students to employ their knowledge via experiential pedagogy. This portion of the course should be a time investment of at least 20 hours; these may be a combination of service or engagement hours and research or lab hours. It is the prerogative of the faculty member to require more engagement hours.
- Writing Across the Curriculum - Each community engaged learning course must incorporate at least two written assignments that ask students to demonstrate a working knowledge of discipline-specific expression in their field.
- Reflection - Each community engaged learning course must incorporate a reflective classroom practice. Reflection has been shown to aid retention, and is a hallmark of the Jesuit educational paradigm.
- Anti-oppression - Each CEL course must espouse learning objectives that suit an anti-racist, anti-oppression pedagogical paradigm.
- Leadership - Each CEL course must espouse learning objectives that serve Fordham’s mission to cultivate leaders in a global society.