Academic/Service-Learning programs integrate service with reciprocal learning, critical thinking, social analysis and personal reflection to promote responsible, ethical citizenship. Download the 4th credit option contract.
Academic/Service-Learning programs and experiences include:
The ASL program supports educational activities, programs, and curricula (carried out in partnership with a public or non-profit agency, organization, or project in the community) that promote student learning through experiences associated with community service and civic engagement.
ASL experiences and opportunities incorporate both curricular and co-curricular service-learning. Curricular Service-Learning is integrated into an academic course and carries academic credit. Co-curricular Service-Learning complements academic work, but is not directly connected to a course or academic program and does not carry academic credit.
Integrate what students are learning in the classroom with experiential learning and service outside of the classroom
Have students develop their service skills while exploring the underlying issues that face the agencies and clients they serve and develop resolutions for these issues
Work with faculty in their role as facilitators to have students reflect on service experiences and the academic links they discover in the classroom and through their service
Seek opportunities with agencies that complement coursework and meet the requirements for service learning
Recruit faculty willing to include a service component to their courses
Work with community partners, faculty and students to establish service learning objectives