COVID-19 Updates and Changes to CCEL Programs

For up-to-date information on how the University is responding to COVID-19 visit the Safe Campus website. CCEL programs are following guidelines provided by the University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Minnesota Department of Health. Students may need to follow specific criteria required by their community organizations they are working with. 

Our Values

Public health emergencies, such as COVID-19, often instill fear and anxiety that can lead to finger pointing, blame, and social stigma directed at particular communities or groups of people. In recent weeks, with the rise of COVID-19, several groups have faced increased incidents of racism and xenophobia, particularly person of Asian descent. As professionals, scholars, and students who work to advance mutually-beneficial University-community collaboration and partnerships, we stand in solidarity with those who have been targeted by racist and xenophobic words and actions. We stand with the Asian American community and support the statement issued by the Asian American Studies Program.

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Alternatives to Community Engaged Learning During COVID-19

  • Coronavirus and the Engaged Campus is a compilation of resources from IA/MN Campus Compact with ideas for community-engaged work and campuses moving to online instruction. 
  • This document from Buffalo State University provides information on alternative assignments for community-engaged experiences.
  • This document from Loyola University of Chicago’s Center for Experiential Learning provides reflection question prompts for students to connect learning to this current global pandemic.
  • The Center for Civic Reflection has some resources and discussion questions that may be relevant for your course. They have several relevant options related to responding in a crisis.