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Service-Learning: Faculty


Online training coming soon!

We understand that making curricular revisions to include service-learning may appear difficult and time consuming, but studies have shown service-learning provides an experiential-based opportunity that helps some students learn more effectively. Students also get a feel for future career skills to give them a competitive edge in their job.

Please contact our office to arrange for individual or group consultation on creating or revising a service-learning option.

What is Service Learning?

  • Combines community service and academic learning
  • Focuses on reflective, critical thinking
  • Emphasizes civic responsibility

Service Learning in Courses

  • Course option: In lieu of another requirement (could involve journal, presentation, paper, video, etc.)
  • Opportunity for student to apply academic learning to real life contexts (Emphasizes the relevance of what they are learning)
  • Hands on practice and demonstration of learning outcomes

Teacher Requirements

  • 1 Time Only: Conceive of integrated S-L option
  • 1 Time Only: Write a clear S-L option description, purpose & evaluation criteria for syllabus
  • Remind students to turn in all necessary paperwork to S-L office to be able to receive credit
  • At the end of semester report completion information to S-L office



Semester Class List

  • ANTH 151: Palmer
  • ZOOL 141: Smith
  • ZOOL 142: Smith