Faculty members play an important role in the service learning process. Each year, instructors from a wide range of disciplines incorporate a service component into their curricula, adding a new dimension for learning. From child development to astronomy, students are engaging in community activities that increase learning, support community needs, raise awareness on cultural competency, and provide practical experiences. Service Learning is also known as experiential learning, community engagement, workbased learning, etc, The critical component of this pedagogy is reflection.
- Faculty Handbook
- Ready to include Service Learning into your courses? Complete the following forms to register your course with the Service Learning & Volunteer Center. Forms can be emailed to Bea Palmer, Program Manager.
- Service Learning: Course Registration Form
The service learning staff is dedicated to supporting faculty involvement in community based learning. The program manager and the staff can help instructors:
- Incorporate a service component into the syllabus
- Identify appropriate service activities and placements that meet student learning objectives and outcomes
- Provide on-going training and support
- Connect with experienced faculty members for advice
- Offer classroom orientations
- Find funds for service related expenses
- Assist in the development of reflection activities and assignments
- Ensure that paperwork and liability issues are covered
To learn more about incorporating a service component into the curriculum, contact Bea Palmer, Program Manager at 760.795.6618 or email@example.com.