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See us in action!
What is Service Learning?
What is Service Learning @ USI?
Service-learning at USI includes academic and co-curricular service-learning opportunities.
Service-learning projects can offer direct contact experiences with the population being served, or indirect project experiences which focus on a specific issue.
Benefits of Service Learning for Students
Benefits of Service Learning for All
Benefits of Service Learning for Community Partner
"Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn."
Benjamin Franklin
Quote from Student

"Service learning has really opened my eyes to what my community needs. I have had a great time working with everyone in my community. I am proud to be someone that my community can look to for help and it really makes my day when I see a random person on the street and they tell me thank you!"
Service Learning
Are You Ready
Serve & Learn?
Service-Learning is an experiential learning strategy that engages students in meaningful & relevant service with a community partner. It employs ongoing reflection to draw connections between the service & course content, enhances academic learning, promotes civic responsiveness, & strengthens communities.
your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom
local, regional, and global needs
leadership and ability to work with a team
your network for your career with community partners
experiences to your resume
Service-learning aims to enhance academic learning by challenging students to apply classroom knowledge to real life situations. Because service-learning addresses actual community needs, it has the added potential to engage students in ways that other experiential methods may not.
Service Learning:
Is more than a volunteer experience
Benefits students and community partner organization
Involves formal reflection of the service-learning experience
Community partners are
to the success of our service-learning students. Community partners serve as co-educators who facilitate on site learning and reflection for students
Student service-learning projects benefit Community Partners
in the following ways:
•Access to needed human and intellectual resources to fulfill meaningful community needs
•Enhanced awareness and access to USI resources and collaborative opportunities
•Sustainable partnerships with faculty who can provide research and insights relevant to community problems
•Real opportunities for the community to inform faculty, staff, and students of community needs
•Effective platforms for community members to promote their services and share relevant information
Benefits of Service Learning for Faculty
The Service-learning faculty can benefit personally and professionally from integrating service-learning into their courses.
Teaching with service-learning can:

students’ active learning.

students with different learning styles.

more interactive teaching methods and reciprocal learning between students and faculty.

new insights and dimensions to class discussions.

relationships between faculty and community-based organizations that can open opportunities for other collaborative work.

firsthand knowledge of community issues and opportunities to become more socially active.

to new opportunities for faculty research and publication.

networking opportunities with engaged faculty in other disciplines.
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