Service-learning has been identified as a primary concern of Western Michigan University, as stated in the University's strategic plan.
Goal No. 1
Ensure a distinctive learning experience and foster the success of students.
Ensure distinctive local and global learning experiences for all learners.
- (b.) Integrate curricular and co-curricular learning experiences that include, but are not limited to, the arts, sports, recreation, student organizations, mentorship, service learning, and global awareness.
Goal No. 2
Promote innovative learning, discovery, and service.
Invigorate curricula and teaching methods to improve learning outcomes.
- (d.) Integrate teaching with research and service.
Support and promote engagement and service to the University, community, and professional disciplines.
- (a.) Enhance community service-learning and research opportunities for faculty, staff, and students.
(WMU Strategic Plan, 2011, page 3)