Service Learning : Faculty and Staff
The Gary Horowitz Service Learning Program exists to support faculty who include service projects into classroom-based curricula. The program has resources, including contacts with local community service agencies and organizations, to assist faculty in developing service learning courses.
Why Service Learning?
Service learning adds to traditional lecture-style courses in a number of ways. First, service learning brings a dimension of civic engagement and responsibility into the classroom. Students will be able to take abstract concepts and practices learned in the classroom and apply them to service projects in the “real world,” leading to a deeper understanding of the course material. The service connection encourages greater class participation and engagement.
Including service learning components in your courses also provides an opportunity to share your experiences with campus colleagues through professional publications and conference presentations.
Courses which include a service learning component may receive a designation in Banner, which allows students to search for courses with the service learning attribute. In order for a course to receive the SL Designation, a designation request form (found below) must be submitted for approval from the Service Learning Advisory Board.
How to Get Involved
Interested faculty and staff should contact the Service Learning Coordinator, Corey Fecteau, with questions or for assistance in finding community partners and projects.