Integrate service or foreground community in your course
There are many ways to incorporate a service or community-oriented lens into your course. Without leaving the classroom, faculty can dedicate a portion of the course to the public implications of their academic discipline or explore with students the broader societal impact of a particular field of study. Courses may also include direct engagement with the community through mutually beneficial service or research projects for community organizations.
ProCES courses often include:
- content that helps students explore and formulate responses to pressing societal issues;
- historical or theoretical reflection on service;
- volunteer service linked with coursework; or
- a community-based research project for a community organization;
- a public presentation or facilitated discussion around course themes of relevance to local partners.
Browse a list of current ProCES courses to see the breadth of service in the curriculum at Princeton.
Enjoy the benefits of a ProCES course
Faculty tell us that the benefits of teaching a ProCES course include:
- students with an increased investment in the course material and assignments;
- easy promotion of your course to service-minded students;
- students become aware of the resources of ProCES, which funds summer internships and independent student research; and
- access to ProCES resources to support community-engaged pedagogy, including established relationships with partners, logistical, financial, and pedagogical supports.