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Service-Learning

Upcoming Service-Learning Workshop

The What, Why, and How of Service-Learning: An Introductory Workshop for Faculty Across the Curriculum

Monday, February 23, 11:30am-12:30pm in the Administration Building, Room 217

Discover what service-learning is and how to develop a course with a service-learning component. For those who already offer service- learning courses, take the opportunity to share your experiences and learn more about university resources, and garner motivation!

For more information, please contact Dr. Sandra Reineke (208-885-7618), faculty fellow service-learning.

What is Service-Learning?

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

To learn more about what service-learning is, click on the following links to find the service-learning information that is most appropriate for you: Students, Faculty, or Community Partners.

Go to our Resources page for more information about service-learning topics and components. Find journal sources, academic literature, and links to useful websites there.

The Service-Learning Center

The Service-Learning Center at the University of Idaho promotes service-learning as an integral aspect of education and fosters 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.

Resources

  • Grants for service-learning courses
  • Library of printed and electronic service-learning resources 
  • Staff available to support courses, faculty, students, and community partners 

Services

  • Prezi trainings for Students, Faculty, and Community Partners
  • In-person trainings and professional development workshops
  • Course-specific support
  • Tracking of service-learning courses, activities, and hours

University of Idaho Service-Learning at a Glance

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