Community partners wanted for team-based learning projects

The Office of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research is seeking community partners to host student team projects for Collaborative Practice I, an interprofessional service learning experience for health professions and social work students. 

The Collaborative Practice I experience consists of two main components: interprofessional service learning and interprofessional teamwork. Students will practice both components in their work on the community-based project and in their classroom sessions. 

Over the course of the academic year, each student team will devote approximately 25 hours to a community-based project focused on health and well-being. Possible topics include:

  • Access to quality education
  • Food insecurity
  • Access to greenspace
  • Housing
  • Workforce development and employment
  • Health education and health literacy
  • Transportation
  • Behavioral health and mental health
  • Infant and maternal health

Last year during Collaborative Practice I, 40 unique partners hosted projects, and approximately 440 students working in 72 teams completed 60 unique projects in the community.

The project submissions deadline is July 31. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Melissa Mick, program manager for Community-based Experiences, at