Faculty - Service Learning

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Academic Service-Learning

Measuring for Million Meal Event"Service-learning is a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities for reflection designed to achieve d esired learning outcomes” (Jacoby, 1996). 

Service-learning is a pedagogy—i.e., a way of teaching and learning—in which faculty members complement students’ in-class learning either with relevant volunteer experience at a local community-based organization or with acommunity-based project completed on behalf of a non-profit or community group. 

In ANY service-learning class, critical reflection (whether in-class conversations, written assignments, or final projects) helps students to “make the connection” between their community-based experiences and class content, enhancing their learning while providing meaningful assistance to the community.  In other words, service-learning helps students to learn more while doing good.