History

Trinity’s CLI was unveiled in the fall of 1995 at an event attended by twenty-five interested faculty members. CLI offered training for students, logistical support, and curricular ideas for faculty. By the spring, several courses with community learning components were scheduled.

Today, CLI features some 30 courses each year and serves as a model for other colleges and universities. Our community learning program involves almost all of our academic departments and a wide variety of community organizations. About half of each graduating class has completed at least one CLI course.