Office of Civic Engagement

For Faculty & Staff

A key aspect of civic engagement is helping students use what they are learning to engage with real world problems and opportunities in the classroom, through research activities, and out in the community. This pedagogical technique fosters enhanced academic engagement and performance, increases the likelihood of graduation, and helps students understand how they can connect their academic course work to the public good.

We acknowledge that those who live in a community are experts in their experience and must be central in all decision-making related to their recovery. Read more about how we plan to plan to honor the principles of Community Based Participatory Research in our Guiding Principles (PDF) for Teaching and Researching the Camp Fire.