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What is Service-Learning
Benefits of Service-Learning
What Service-Learning is Not
Principles of Service-Learning
Bringing Service and Learning Together (PDF file, click here
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Courses with a Service-Learning Component
Examples of Service-Learning Classes
Getting Started: Designing the Curriculum
Service-Learning Development Worksheet
Course Development Timeline
Course Implementation Timeline
Types of Journals
Expectations and Responsibilities in Service-Learning
Common Faculty Questions
Top Ten Ways to Do More Service-Learning with Less Work
- Enriches student learning of course
material and "brings books to life and life to books".
- Engages students in active learning
that demonstrates the relevance and importance of academic work for
their life experience and career choices.
- Increases awareness of current
societal issues as they relate to academic areas of interest.
- Broadens perspectives of diversity
issues and enhances critical thinking skills.
- Improves interpersonal skills that
are increasingly viewed as important skills in achieving success in
professional and personal spheres.
- Develops civic responsibility through
active community involvement.
For the Community
- Provides substantial human resources
to meet educational, human, safety, and environmental needs of local
- Allows the energy and enthusiasm of
college students to contribute to meeting needs.
- Fosters an ethic of service and civic
participation in students who will be tomorrow's volunteers and
- Creates potential for additional
partnerships and collaboration with the campus.
For the Faculty Members and Institution
- Enriches and enlivens teaching and
- Builds reciprocal partnerships with
the local community.
- Creates new areas for research and scholarships,
and increases opportunities for professional recognition and reward.
- Extends campus resources into the
community and reinforces the value of the scholarship of engagement.
- Supports the University of Hawaii -
Leeward Community College's mission "...to provide open door
access to high quality education in an environment that is
responsive to community needs and encourages all students to achieve
their educational goals. The college actively promotes the
intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our
communities by through lifelong learning and a commitment to
student success...".- LCC Mission Statement Draft, August 2002
from: Almonte Paul, Dorell, Hafflin et.al. Service Learning at Salt Lake
Community College, A Faculty Handbook