Teach a ProCES Course

    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.