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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

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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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Service-Learing Bulletin

We have created this bulletin as a monthly alert to share relevant events, activities, professional development opportunities, and resources related to service-learning and civic engagement.  You can subscribe by sending an email to Paul Valdez at paulv@bgsu.edu or through the bulletin directly by clicking the subscribe button.


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