How to Use Campus-Based Learning?

Carleton College
  1. Find Projects that are Appropriate to the Class
  2. Find Resources and People
  3. Contribute Back
  4. Assess Student Projects
  5. Maintain a Record

Find Projects that are Appropriate to the Class

Consider the campus links to the coursework you are teaching:

Find Resources and People

Students, staff and faculty in most institutions often work in different spheres.

As one University of Minnesota faculty member put it, "The faculty and students often see the staff as part of the furniture; the staff often sees the faculty and students the same way." Bridging this divide is crucial for campus-based projects.

By utilizing campus staff wisely, the students can benefit from a hands-on, real-world project; those staff members may also utilize some research and creative thinking about campus issues.

Contribute Back: Present Information to the Community

Assess Student Projects: Faculty Resources for Assessing Campus-Based Projects

Maintain a Record: Archive Student Projects

A common problem at many schools is that student projects are lost at the end of a semester. If a department or program archives the student projects, then a subsequent group of students interested in the same topic can build upon the previous student's work.

Tips for an effective archive:

Student talks with professor at Carleton College, photo by Sarah Evans

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