Community Engagement

Founded in 2006, Bunker Hill Community College’s Office of Community Engagement coordinates the College’s community partnerships and works with faculty and staff to develop a range of curricular and co-curricular community engagement activities. In 2014-2015, 80 faculty members integrated community engagement projects into 239 courses, involving more than 4,000 students in community engaged scholarship and service. An additional 375 students served the greater Boston community through the Office’s co-curricular Service Months.  Collectively, this translated into more than 36,000 hours of service rendered by BHCC students in the greater Boston community in collaboration with 40 community-based organizations. The College received the Community Engagement Reclassification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in January 2015 and was recognized with the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in May 2015.

The College employs a four-tier designation system for curricular projects: 1) a volunteer designation for one-time projects or on-campus awareness campaigns; 2) an action research designation for examination of social issues through interviewing, collecting data, and participatory observation; 3) a civic activism designation that makes an explicit connection to increasing students’ civic awareness; and 4) a service learning designation where students contribute 15-20 hours of service with community-based organizations related to course content. This system ensures quality and consistency across projects while maximizing faculty creativity in project design.

ID 15592

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