CETL Courses

This database contains detailed records of select courses with community engaged teaching and learning (CETL) components at the University of Guelph. When clicked to expand, each record displays more detailed information such as course descriptions, the names of instructors, the number and level of students, the level of community engagement, a list of community partners, and actual resources used in that course.

Available resources vary, but include course syllabi and outlines, assignment instructions, rubrics and assessment tools, and sample work from real students. All resources are fully accessible, downloadable, and free to be shared and adapted with appropriate attribution.

This beta version of the CETL Database includes records and resources from a selection of 13 courses, most of which were offered in 2017 and 2018. This is a small sample of courses with a CETL component offered at U of G; many of these courses have continued to be offered in subsequent semesters, and there are many courses which are not yet featured in the Database.


Working in groups of 2 or 3, students worked with community partners to complete several components of a program evaluation depending on the needs of the partner. Components included a program overview, exploratory assessment, logic model, evaluation questions and an evaluation framework. The instructor also hosted a workshop to inform participating community organizations about program evaluation. 

Throughout the semester, students worked with a community partner to develop a website, database, mobile app, or other platform to meet the needs of the partner organization. The course was intensive in terms of time and involvement expected within the semester. 

As a major component of the course (50%), the class partnered with Victim Services Wellington to conduct a literature review and ultimately create a safety assessment checklist that could be used by the community partner. Throughout the term, students worked in collaborative learning teams (3-5 people per group) to complete different elements of the project, before the class congregated to collaboratively construct the final product.