Campus Compact National presents ... Fusion Course: Enhancing Online Education through Community-Based Learning

Sponsoring Organization

Campus Compact


Through this faculty development course, learn how to infuse community-based learning into online courses to give students hands-on, real-world experience that will strengthen learning, create connections to the larger community, and improve student retention rates.

Course Format: The Fusion Course consists of 5 units to be completed through a combination of autonomous work and live sessions for participants to further discuss course materials and best practices:

  • Unit 1: Getting Started Introduction to the course, your instructors, and your fellow learners
  • Unit 2: Project Scope Designing a community-based learning project that is appropriate for your online course and community partner integration
  • Unit 3: Preparing Learners & Building Online Communities Helping students (and faculty!) engage and succeed in an online setting
  • Unit 4: Project Implementation, Assessment, and Reflection
  • Unit 5: Sharing Fusion Work Finalizing and presenting your course blueprint and ongoing resources/support

Participants can expect to spend a minimum of 20 hours on this course, including reading, discussions, writing, group work, practicing technology tools, and reflecting. During the course, each faculty member will develop their own infused course blueprint. The first session is full, but there's still open spaces in:

  • Fusion Course Session 2 | July 27 - July 31 (accelerated one-week session)
  • Fusion Course Session 3 | August 3 - August 14


Contact Information

Most Current Begin Date



Involves Faculty, Involves Staff


National Scope

Recurring Event


Engagement Categories

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

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