Project-based Learning

The Ignatian Center collaborates with faculty members and community partners in developing student projects that meet the needs of the community and connect with the learning goals of the engaged course.

Guidelines for Faculty

Faculty interested in developing a student project for a course are asked to review the below guidelines prior to reaching out to Center staff.

  • Contact us at least two quarters in advance of the quarter in which you will teach the course. Working out the details of a project and identifying appropriate community partners can take time.
  • Provide us with a copy of your syllabus articulating the role of CBL in the course, whether participation is required or optional, and the assignments related to this experience.
  • Visit one of the community partners with which you will be working either the quarter before you teach or during the quarter. We are happy to facilitate this visit and accompany you, if you like.


The staff at Arrupe Partnerships is always open to discussing new ideas or providing specific information about the community partners. Feel free to contact the Ignatian Center main number at 408-554-6917.