The Office of Service Learning fosters an ethic of service and civic responsibility by establishing mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and the community. The office serves as a resource for faculty who wish to integrate the Service Learning pedagogy into the curriculum.
“Service Learning encourages educators to build experience and public relevance into a wide variety of academic subjects. It offers opportunities for outcomes assessment grounded in real-world experience. It encourages faculty to develop working partnerships with community organizations and public groups. it brings new immediacy to undergraduate education and forges important links between us, our students the communities in which we live.”
— Dr. Eleanor Novek, Department of Communication