Partnership Opportunities

Are equity and inclusion a key reason why you’re interested in project-based learning (PBL)? Are you hoping to transform your courses, your program, maybe your entire institution to be a force for justice in higher education? There are a variety of ways we partner with those whose goals for justice, equity, and PBL align with our work.   Are you planning a grant to support PBL-related activity to address justice and equity in your courses, program, and institution?

Having a national leader in PBL serve on an advisory board, coach the development of programming, provide customized on-site or virtual workshops, or assist with analyses can add compelling capacity to proposed staffing. We also actively seek collaborations on equity and justice projects in our own initiatives. Contact us if you have an opportunity or idea you want to discuss.

Would you like to share a PBL success story that uplifts student voice, presents equity-centering practices, or otherwise might be useful to colleagues?

Join the conversation by sharing your PBL story. Your stories, ideas, and approaches can help shape the advancement of PBL across higher education. Submit a story for consideration for inclusion in our quarterly AdvancePBL newsletter and be sure to subscribe to the newsletter if you are not already receiving it.

Do you have a team of people who want to leverage PBL to create more inclusive educational experiences and close equity gaps in student outcomes?

Our Institute on Project-Based Learning includes DEI-focused workshops across the 2.5 day intensive event during which you are paired with a coach whose experience and expertise aligns with your particular goals. Learn more. If you want a longer experience with support as you work on implementing PBL to advance equity, our year-long Collaborative for PBL may be right for you. Check it out.

Do you want an engaging, empowering professional development event about PBL that is customized to your particular institutional context and plans for justice, equity, and transformation?

We offer on-site or virtual workshops throughout the year, which have focused on topics such as facilitating asset-based team dynamics, curating and creating open educational resources to reduce textbook costs, and equitable community partnerships for PBL. All of our workshops are customized to the client’s specific interests and needs. Learn more about our professional development workshops. 

Is there a topic related to justice, equity, and transformation in high-impact practices such as PBL that you would like us to explore in a research brief?

Contact us and nominate a topic for our PBL research brief series! Our briefs are available publicly at no cost and we would be interested to learn what the field would like to know. 

Would you like guidance on conducting an equity audit on your PBL and related high-impact practices?

We recently engaged in an equity audit of the Center, led by WPI’s Research and Evaluation Associate. We recognized that there is little guidance available on the value and processes of equity audits for higher education. We can facilitate clarity, coach data gathering and sense making, and suggest action steps. Contact us to learn more.