Service-Learning Institute


This three-day workshop will focus on incorporating service-learning activities into courses to align with course learning goals, enhance student growth and civic awareness, and strengthen our community. The Service-Learning Institute (SLI) provides a path for connecting with others and enhances one’s teaching, research and service. 

The Goal of the Service-Learning Institute 

The goal for participants of this workshop is to understand the pedagogy of service-learning and community engagement, and for each faculty member to co-create a service-learning project for a course to be implemented in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Who should apply?

This is open to all faculty (tenured/tenure-track and instructors) however, space is limited. Selection will be based on:

  • Faculty who are new to designing service-learning projects.
  • Representation across campus to be inclusive of various colleges and majors.
  • Ability to match the faculty/instructor to a community partner/agency.

Preparation & Commitment

Participants will be expected to:

  • Apply for the Service-Learning Designation on their course.
  • Attend monthly/bi-monthly meetings to discuss ongoing collaboration efforts.  
  • Participate in pre and post SLI surveys (including submitting syllabi). 
  • Display your project at the Community Engagement Celebration day in April 2024.
  • Archive scholarship, creative works, and/or media resulting from service-learning projects in the UNI ScholarWorks Community Engagement collection.