Service Learning

  • Service Learning refers to a structured experience in the community with specific learning objectives in which the learner participates in active collaboration that builds on the resources, skills, expertise, and knowledge of the campus and the community.
  • Examples include: time spent in a course with a service learning component could consist of building a home for Habitat for Humanity, providing diverse learning experiences for others, or creating a company to work with non-profits.
  • The professor of a service learning course goes beyond just designing a course by also providing insight and assistance for continuous improvement.
  • Ongoing reflections also helps to enrich the experience.
  • This unique type of experience will provide students with the opportunity to test their values and skill while helping others to benefit.