What is Campus-Based Learning?

In campus-based learning, the campus is explicitly linked with education; the campus buildings and grounds are used as teaching tools.

  • At the smallest scale, an instructor can illustrate a concept during a lecture by using a campus example.
    Carleton College

  • At a much larger scale, a multi-year interdisciplinary project could be undertaken other groups on campus to investigate some issue that is important to the campus community.
At any scale, the campus can act as a teaching lab where students can see the local, concrete links to theoretical concepts. For some ideas on how to get started, check out this collection of geoscience campus field labs.