Community-Based Learning (CBL) Student Liaison Program

Faculty who are teaching a community-based learning (CBL) class are welcome to apply for CCE funding to employ a CBL student liaison for the semester. CBL student liaisons assist with the implementation of a course's community-based components and provide a helpful link between the class and community partners and/or sites.

Student liaisons work under course instructor's direct supervision, and responsibilities vary according to the specific CBL project in which a class is engaged. Responsibilities can include communication between the course and the community site by emailing, calling or visiting; arranging, facilitating and following up on meetings; monitoring and supporting student experiences in the community and troubleshooting when necessary; facilitating relationships between students and community partners; and assisting with class reflections. CBL student liaisons cannot be involved with grading in any way.

Specific duties:

  • Work closely with the CBL instructor(s) to define weekly tasks and manage logistics related to community-based learning
  • Travel to partner site for observations and discussions
  • Communicate with community partners regarding learning goals and classroom connections
  • Communicate with community partners to learn if their needs are being met, and relay this information to faculty
  • Follow up with students to check their progress on learning goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications:

  • Strong interest in civic and/or social justice issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and in a leadership role with students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Discussion facilitation skills.
  • Previous experience with the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement programs and in the community.

Pay grade and time commitment

Wage Level 3 ($9.30 – $11.30/hour). Weekly time commitment will vary from 2-5 hours/week, not to exceed a total of 40 hours for the semester.

Interested in hiring a CBL Student Liaison for your class?

To apply for funding for a CBL Student Liaison, please fill out this application form. CCE staff will contact you within 3-5 days of your application.