Resources for Faculty

Why integrate service-learning?

According to the AAC&U, the incorporation of service-learning is a “high impact practice” that increases content knowledge, higher-order thinking skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, career skills, civic responsibility, motivation, retention and academic engagement.

Service-learning:

  • Adds new insights and dimensions to class discussions
  • Engages students with different learning styles
  • Boosts course enrollment by attracting highly motivated and engaged students
  • Provides networking opportunities with faculty in other disciplines
  • Provides firsthand knowledge of community needs and opportunities to be more involved in community issues
  • Leads to new avenues for research and publication

We want to support you with integrating service-learning into your curriculum. We can provide presentations to your class to define service-learning, help you develop relationships with community organizations and provide assignment guidelines for you to adapt for your courses.