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Co-Teaching & Community Engagement

Co-Teaching & Community Engagement

Innovative Learning at CSU, Chico

Welcome to this resource for Co-teaching & Civic Engagement at Chico State. Also called collaborative teaching, team teaching, coordinated studies, or co-teaching, the idea of interdisciplinary teaching is to provide students the unique opportunity to learn about a subject or issue from multiple lenses. Interdisciplinary teaching utilizes multiple perspectives and disciplines to examine a current issue (Newell 2010).

Adding a civic engagement component furthers the student’s ability to apply and connect the work to the real world. Research suggests that this is good for students, faculty, and communities.

We hope this website can be a dynamic and useful resource on our campus and beyond. Here you can find answers and resources for frequently asked questions--where might I find examples or models of team teaching? How do I find a classroom that fits our co-teaching needs?--examples of course pairings from Chico State colleagues, and current research related to co-teaching models.

We welcome your participation and hope you will contact Susan Roll in the Office of Civic Engagement to share your course or inquire about resources.

Video Faculty Learning Community
Learning Together

In the Spring of 2018, 35 Chico State faculty and staff gathered in a Faculty Learning Community to identify the barriers and opportunities for co-teaching and community engagement at Chico State.

The outcome of the FLC was a list of concrete recommendations to ease the barriers and increase the opportunities for co-teaching and community engagement.