Service-learning is a mutually beneficial endeavor in which course learning objectives are met by addressing community-identified needs--putting academics into practice. Projects require a minimum of 15 hours of service work outside the classroom, and provide students with opportunities to be a part of the solution to challenges identified by our community partners. Service-learning always includes critical reflection of the experience and empowers community members, students, and faculty to create change.
Interested in receiving a service-learning course designation? Please read the criteria.
- Enhance critical thinking skills
- Increase awareness about the importance of civic engagement
- Promote feelings of empowerment
- Build cultural awareness
- Foster relationship skills
- Develop professional network