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This section provides resources that can help
faculty members develop a service-learning course. Please contact the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement at 864-503-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org for individualized support.
Service-Learning courses are intertwined with community partners in several different ways. Students may work alone, in pairs, in small groups or with the entire class.More about Learning Service Models
Reflection, a unique and critical component of high-quality programming, is described by Learn and Service America as an opportunity to provide "students and faculty with a way to look back on their experiences, evaluate them and apply what is learned to future experiences with new experiences to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills."
To aid your development of a service-learning course, we encourage you to complete the Service-Learning Course Worksheet. The purpose of the worksheet is meant to serve two purposes: to focus your thinking on the key elements of service-learning while you’re planning the course and to provide you and the office of service-learning and community engagement with an understanding of what the service-learning course will entail.
More about Developing a Service-Learning Course Worksheet
For a course to be considered a service-learning course and to receive an SL designation, it must meet the minimum requirements and be approved by the service-learning course review committee.
Service-Learning as a component of the course should:
Service-learning as a component of the relationship with the community should:
Visit the Campus Compact website for examples of syllabi by discipline.
- Campus Compact
- National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
- The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
- A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future
- Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
Center for International Studies
Center for Research and Scholarship Support
Center for Teaching Excellence & Learning
Metropolitan Studies Institute
Dr. Abraham Goldberg
Director of Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Associate Professor of Political Science Campus Life Center 202864-503-5670
Associate Director of Metropolitan EngagementAdmin 326F864-503-7366
Heather RossiVolunteer Program CoordinatorCampus Life Center, 202864-503-5106
Charlie LaferAmeriCorps VISTA Campus Life Center, 202864-503-7200
Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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