Faculty who are looking for ways to enrich student learning, enhance their teaching, and revitalize their curriculum are encouraged to consider creating a new course, or adding a service learning component to their existing course. Community agencies are seeking individual students, small groups, or whole classes to participate in various service projects.
- Direct participation in service to the community and university partners.
- Involves students in learning opportunities outside the classroom to better prepare them for their future roles as citizens and community leaders.
- Eligible for “Q” course Experiential Learning recognition.
- Courses with a service learning component invigorate teaching pedagogy.
- Provides a departure from a traditional teaching approach.
- Connects the community to the curriculum by focusing attention on social issues.
- Engages students in a more active learning process.
- Develops student social responsibility and commitment to civic engagement.
Information to assist faculty in integrating service learning into a new or existing course. Download the following best practices documents:
- Service Learning Curriculum Development Resource Guide for Faculty
- Service Learning Course Planning Toolkit
- Checklist for Developing Service Learning Courses
- Integrating Service Learning Into a Course
- A Labor of Love - Constructing a Service Learning Syllabus
- Assessing Learning in Service Learning Courses Through Critical Reflection
- How Service Learning Affects Students
- How Undergraduates are Affected by Service Participation
- Principles of Good Practice for Combining Service and Learning