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Engaged Pedagogy Initiative

Through the Engaged Pedagogy Initiative (EPI), graduate students from across campus explore the theoretical foundations and ethical implications of Community-Based Learning (CBL). Participants meet for two-hour seminars approximately twice a month. The culminating project of the EPI is the creation of a CBL course syllabus for undergraduates. While developing their syllabi, fellows consult with CEAL and Rackham Program in Public Scholarship staff and receive undergraduate feedback from CEAL’s Student Advisory Group on Engagement. Upon successful completion of the EPI, participants are eligible to apply to be a CEAL CLB Consultant. They are also eligible to submit their proposed course to the annual undergraduate CBL course competition. Selected course proposals are taught through the Residential College each Winter Term.

Participants must commit to attending workshop sessions from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the following Fridays:

  • January 11
  • January 18
  • February 1
  • February 15
  • March 1
  • March 15
  • March 29
  • April 12
  • April 24, Final Symposium

Upon successful completion of all EPI requirements, participants are eligible for a $500 stipend (supported by funds from LSA’s Community-Engaged Academic Learning).

The Engaged Pedagogy Initiative is a partnership between CEAL and the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship.

Winter 2019 Application

The application deadline for Winter 2019 is December 3, 2019.

Contact the Program in Public Scholarship

1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070


The Program in Public Scholarship is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.