The Office of Service-Learning offers resources on designing, implementing, and assessing service-learning courses and community-based scholarship.
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.
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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.
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.
Schedule a Consultation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a consultation.
Teaching & Research Resources
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