Service Learning - Faculty
What is service-learning?
- Service-learning is a pedagogy that provides students with structured opportunities to learn, develop and reflect through active participation and thoughtfully organized community involvement.
- It enhances the academic experience of students by relating academic content and course objectives to issues in the community.
- Service-learning integrates assessment and student reflection on the interrelationships between course content and community-based learning activities.
- Conducted in the community, it meets the needs of the students, faculty and community partners and fosters civic competence and engagement.
How do faculty benefit from service-learning?
- Integrates teaching and research to generate scholarship on teaching (teacher-scholar).
- Creates an environment to engage and motivate students.
- Promotes demonstrated knowledge of academic material and applications.
- Fosters faculty awareness and community involvement.
Interested in creating or revising a service-learning course?
- For assistance with creating or revising a service-learning course, please contact Christina Gonzalez-Salgado, the service-learning coordinator at (909) 869-4574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For official university procedures regarding service-learning course administration, please download the following document: Campus Official Procedures. (DOCX)
Looking for a community partner to collaborate with?
- For a listing of official community partners, download the following document: Learning Community Partners. (DOCX)
- For assistance with selecting a new community partner for your course, please contact Christina Gonzalez-Salgado, the service-learning coordinator at (909) 869-4574 or email@example.com.
Seeking to officially designate a class?
- To attain an official "S" designation for your service-learning course, complete the Service-Learning Course Designation Form (PDF) by the following dates:
- Winter 2014 - September 26, 2014
- Spring 2015 - January 30, 2015
- Summer 2015 - March 27, 2015