Service Learning is an important part of the UC2019► Strategic Plan and the Integrated Core Learning initiative. We believe your experience will be rewarding, offering you many opportunities to grow and learn. Our mission is to serve and support our students, faculty, and community partners to ensure that the Service Learning experience benefits everyone. Please contact our office if we can assist you in the Service Learning experience.
The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is located in the Steger Student Life Center and is a part of the Division of Professional Practice. Michael Sharp, the Director for the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, collaborates with the Service-Learning Advisory Council to support service-learning and civic engagement at UC. Watch the news and announcements section on this website for upcoming workshops and other service-learning events.
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What is Service-Learning?
Service Learning (SL) is a specially designed learning experience in which students combine reflection with structured participation in community-based projects to achieve specified learning outcomes as part of an academic course and/or program requirement. By participating in academic community partnerships at the local, national, or international level, students gain a richer mastery of course content, enhance their sense of civic responsibility, and ultimately develop a more integrated approach to understanding the relationship between theory, practice, ideas, values, and community.
Click the image above for the electronic Service Learning & Civic Engagement brochure