Community-Engaged Scholarship Courses
A Nashman Community-Engaged Scholarship Course is a collaboration between faculty and student scholars and community members in mutually beneficial partnerships to address issues of the common good. Community engagement makes student learning more relevant and challenges students to use their knowledge and skills to address real, complex, community concerns. These courses facilitate learning of academic course objectives, but also invite reflection on students' sense of purpose and civic responsibility. Nashman courses help students to become active citizens of a diverse democracy who see themselves as creative contributing members of their communities.
Support for Community-Engaged Scholarship Courses
The Nashman Center supports faculty through workshops, guides, and an online platform to communicate with community partners and track students' service.
For Students in Community-Engaged Scholarship Courses
The Nashman Center provides liability waivers, service time-sheets, and tips for serving safely.
Community-Engaged Scholarship Courses at GW
Some of the best examples of community-engaged scholarship courses are happening right here at GW.
Faculty who currently teach courses involving community-engaged scholarship are encouraged to submit their syllabi to have the course designated as a Nashman Community-Engaged