For Faculty

The Office of Service-Learning offers resources on designing, implementing, and assessing service-learning courses and community-based scholarship.
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What is Service-Learning

Curriculum-based service-learning is a, "credit-bearing educational experience in which students (a) participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs, and (b) reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of curricular content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of personal values and civic responsibility.”

Definition adopted from R.G. Bringle and J.A. Hatcher, A Service-Learning Curriculum for Faculty, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 1995 2: 112-122.

BGSU Definition of Service-Learning

Learn More about service-learning as a pedagogy by watching the film Education for What: Learing Social Responsibility

Service Learning Faculty Learning Community

The SLFLC is a professional development opportunity for educators interested in integrating service-learning pedagogy into new/existing courses or programs. The community is open to BGSU graduate students, instructors, staff, and tenure-track/tenured faculty.  Limited space is available and new applications are accepted each summer.

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Faculty Focus Series

Exploring best practices in service-learning, community-based research, and community and civic engagement topics.  These events are great opportunities for BGSU faculty members to network with colleagues and learn from other faculty members and professionals about community engaged teaching and research methods.

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Schedule a Consultation

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We are happy to meet on an individual basis or as a small group to discuss integrating service-learning into new/existing courses or programs and/or into scholarship. Contact Paul Valdez at paulv@bgsu.edu to request a consultation. 

Teaching & Research Resources

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We have a variety of resouces available for faculty members to use.  Some of these resources include a lending library, toolkits, sample syllabi, and more.   LEARN MORE