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Faculty Engagement

Students discuss their poster at VT Engage's annual service-learning showcase

Please contact Jessie Baty McMillan, Assistant Director for Service Learning at or 540-231-1113. Jessie can assist in thinking through options for you, your students, and your community partners.

Community partner needs

The United Way of the New River Valley has compiling a list of community-identified needs on their COVID-19 response webpage.

Connecting your course to community

The VT Engage team is available to provide assistance to instructors who teach courses with a community learning component in a variety of ways:

  • Consulting with faculty on course design and syllabus development,
  • Facilitating faculty and student connections with community partners, and
  • Developing orientation, reflection, and assessment strategies that enhance the impact of community engaged learning on the student experience.

National programs

The national programs listed below maintain links to assist faculty in course planning, syllabus development, student reflection strategies, and assessment approaches.