For a student, it can mean:

  • Learning actively, not just through lecturing
  • Understanding the skills of active citizenship
  • Participating in Service Learning by serving in the community, and recognizing that he or she can make a difference and have an impact on one life, or many lives

For a faculty member, it can mean:

  • Provide a component in your course work that meets the General Education outcomes for human relations/interactions
  • Giving students a chance to reflect on what it means to be a responsible member of society
  • Taking Service Learning one step further to include reflection on changed attitudes, the impact of the service experience on the individual and the community, and an increased understanding of the responsibilities of living in a democratic society
  • Getting personally involved in service projects, with or without students

For a community partner, it can mean:

  • Creating partnerships between agencies and faculty/institution
  • Informing and involving individuals in community building
  • Being actively involved in mentoring Service Learning students through reflection

For an institution, it can mean:

  • Creating a culture of service and engagement
  • Embracing a mission of educating students for citizenship
  • Taking on greater responsibility to serve the community


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Last modified: January 20, 2015