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Community-Engaged Learning Research Guide

To support the faculty of community-engaged learning projects and courses, provide them with resources for research, and include program updates and highlights

Interested in teaching a Community-Engaged Learning Course?

Reviews on Community-Engaged Learning Literature

Learn, Serve, Become.

"Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities" (National Service-Learning Clearinghouse).

At Mississippi State, "Community Engagement describes collaboration between MSU and partnering communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity" ("How Mississippi State University Defines Service-Learning and Engagement," CCEL).


CCEL is unique in its mission as it provides a link between Extension Services and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President representing Academic Affairs. This rare distinction unites two units within Mississippi State University to bring about the efforts stated in MSU’s Strategic Plan.

Service-Learning Focus Areas @ MSU:

  • Youth Development
  • Health, Promotion, and Nutrition
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Economic and Consumer Development
  • Global Affairs