Service-Learning

Core Components of Service-Learning

Definition

Service-Learning is a teaching and learning method that connects meaningful community service with academic instruction through guided reflection.

Areas of focus include:

  • Career Exploration

  • Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Values clarification

  • Social and personal development

  • Community and civic responsibility

  • Help students find appropriate placement sites for service-learning or volunteer interests

  • Assist faculty in incorporating service-learning into their classes

  • Build connections with our community partners in developing reciprocal service opportunities for students, faculty, and staff

Applying Your Service-Learning Experience

Service-Learning is your connection between community service and academic course credit. Through Service-Learning you can:

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  • Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Clarify your personal values and dedication to your degree program
  • Explore career options
  • Develop socially and personally
  • Create connections to community and civic partners

Earn college credit for coursework that includes a service component!

Benefits of Service-Learning

  • Hands-on learning
  • Gain real-world learning experiences
  • Develop critical and analytical thinking skills 
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet people in the community from different backgrounds
  • Explore careers and network with professionals in your field of interest
  • Make a difference in the community by sharing skills and talents
  • Earn college credit while serving
  • Strengthen resume and scholarship applications