Course Designations

Learn more about getting your course a Mason Impact course designation

Faculty members can apply for 3 different types of community and civic engagement course designations through Mason Impact:

CL (Civic Learning): Courses that incorporate civic learning into readings, assignments, or discussions throughout the course. Civic Learning includes knowledge, skills, and commitments to interact effectively with others and both participate in and improve their communities and the broader society.

CBL (Community-Based Learning): Courses that have a community-based learning or service-learning component where students engage in meaningful service connected to their course learning objectives and that respond to community identified needs

MI+CE (Mason Impact Civic Engagement): Courses that engage students in the process of asking and answering an original question in partnership with a community organization

Designation Process

Applying for the CL and CBL Designation

Applying for the MI + CECL Designation