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.