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CCEL Course Criteria

Fordham Student and Professor During Office Hours.

Course Requirements

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Anti-oppression - Each CEL course must espouse learning objectives that suit an anti-racist, anti-oppression pedagogical paradigm.

  2. Leadership - Each CEL course must espouse learning objectives that serve Fordham’s mission to cultivate leaders in a global society.