The Service-Learning Center at the University of Idaho strives to promote service-learning as an integral aspect of education and to foster university engagement within the larger community. We provide services, resources, and support to students, student organizations, faculty, and staff desiring to participate in or organize service-learning experiences.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, more than 23,400 students enrolled in 102 service-learning courses and provided over 162,000 hours of service. Service-learning courses are available in numerous colleges and are offered at the UI’s Moscow, and Coeur d’Alene campuses.
Service-Learning is a teaching strategy that integrates course content with relevant community service. Through assignments and class discussions, students critically reflect on the service in order to increase their understanding of course content, gain a broader appreciation of the discipline, and enhance their sense of civic responsibility.
Adapted from the National and Community Service Trust Act
Nearly 236 community agencies opened their doors to give students the opportunity to apply classroom learning in the real world, develop and practice the skills of citizenship, and explore how they (as students) can be active agents in producing social change.
We thank our community partners, who have demonstrated a flexible willingness to work with student volunteers in a way that allows students to both learn and serve, and our students, who have embraced the opportunity to make a difference as they learn through service-learning.