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  • Service-learning is a teaching method which combines community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking, and civic responsibility. Service-learning programs involve students in organized community service that addresses local needs, while developing their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility, and commitment to the community.

    What are the benefits to Faculty?

    Faculty members who use service learning report that it:

    • Offers a different kind of learning experience for students that equips them with real-world problem-solving skills based on course content
    • Expands and invigorates class discussion
    • Improves student commitment to the class
    • Strengthens the relationship between the college and the community
    • Contributes to the development of the students’ civic engagement skills
    • Opens up discussions of citizenship, democracy, and social justice
    What sites can faculty members use?

    The Values Based Learning Program has compiled a list of community partners where faculty can send their students.

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