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30logo Community Engaged Faculty

Educational philosopher John Dewey wrote, “Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.” The Bennion Center is pleased to partner with faculty who are exploring the connection between academics and community. The pedagogy of community engaged learning is evolving to a level of scholarship that reaches across disciplines and traditional teaching practices.


The Bennion Center supports Community Engaged Faculty in a variety of ways. These include:

Community Engaged Learning at the U

Explore how the Bennion Center can support you with development, community partners and TAs.

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Community Engaged Research

Find information on publications and funding resources for your Community Engaged Research.

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Faculty Development

Learn about awards and grants, resources, and more.

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For more information on community-engaged learning classes, we invite you to contact the Bennion Center at (801) 581-4811.

New Faculty Videos about community engaged research and teaching.

Did you miss any of the Lunch and Learn events hosted by the Bennion Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence? 

  • A faculty-student showcase on April 12, 2017, featured Cathleen Power and Flor Olivo talking about the Go Girlz Initiative; Amy Sibul, discussing her Conservation Biology CEL class; and Kelby McIntyre-Martinez and students talking about their creative work at Bryant Middle School.
  • Panelists Leticia Alvarez, Mary Burbank, Nick Sanyal, and Marybeth Lima talked about publishing community-engaged scholarship on February 8, 2017.
  • Campus-community collaborations and partnerships were discussed on October 19, 2016, by Teresa Molina, Gilberto "Juan" Rejon Magana, and Sonya Martinez-Ortiz. 
  • Guests Adrienne Cachelin, Brittany Badger, and Heather Stone shared best practices for community-engaged learning and large-enrollment classes on September 21, 2016.
Last Updated: 4/24/17