Service-learning “is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” - National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

If you are interested in adding a service-learning component to your course, please do not hesitate to reach out to Samantha Hebel in the Civic Engagement Office. We are here to help you from beginning to end with whatever questions you may have.

Civic Engagement Office will:

  • Provide information to students and faculty about service-learning.

  • Develop and sustain partnerships with community partners to provide service-learning opportunities for students.

  • Provide workshops and other training for faculty who seek assistance with service-learning.

  • Make class presentations to discuss any aspect of the component at the request of faculty.

  • Develop new sites at the request of faculty.

  • Keep a central list of current student placements.

  • Conduct program evaluation.

Faculty will:

  • Establish learning outcomes for the service-learning component of the course.

  • Communicate with the community partner(s) involved to establish outcomes and realistic tasks (Civic Engagement can help make this connection).

  • Incorporate readings, assignments, and reflections that require students to draw connections between their service and the course.

  • Include service-learning as part of the final course grade.

Community partner will:

  • Provide on-site orientation

  • Provide on-site supervision of students

  • Assist students in documenting hours completed

  • Provide feedback to faculty member and the Civic Engagement Office