Programs in this office promote disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research methods as integrated with and within communities, organizations, or community-based partnerships, including:
- Community Studies Minor, a course-based interdisciplinary minor designed to advance undergraduate community-based research skills. The minor may support a self-designed major in Interdisciplinary Studies, or it may be paired with a major in a different discipline.
- Sharpe Community Scholars Program, a course-based, residential service-learning program for first-year students.
- Community Scholars House, a community-based, co-curricular program for upper level students.
"Community studies" is interdisciplinary teaching and research that are embedded in the rich liberal arts traditions of our curriculum, led by faculty experts in fields of study and practice. Faculty consult with colleagues both on campus and off, to encourage and support individual and departmental development toward collaborative, community-based teaching and research.
For more information, please contact the director Monica D. Griffin at [[mdgrif]] or by phone at (757) 221-2495.