A Guide to Service Learning

We use this term to refer to a community service activity that is imbedded within an academic course, and that provides university credit. Not all “volunteer work” is appropriate for service learning. Most importantly, the targeted service experience has the purpose of improving students’ understanding of the discipline while also developing their sense of civic responsibility. This section provides a set of guidelines and ideas that may help an instructor who is interested in integrating service learning into a course or curriculum.