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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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.
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