Community Engagement

University of Northern Iowa - Community Engagement

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Service-Learning Institute

Applications are due Friday, March 31, 2023

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The Purpose of the Service-Learning Institute 

This 3-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 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.

Details for 2022-2023

Dates: May 22-24th, 2023

Monday, May 22 - noon-4:00

Tuesday, May 23 - 9:00-5:00

Wednesday, May 24 - 9:00-2:00

Location: To be determined 

Faculty Participation stipend: $500 

Selected community partner stipend: $500


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 (



Applications are due Thursday, March 31, 2023

 To Download the Application Please Click Here