Service-learning is a teaching strategy that enhances student learning by integrating applied and classroom work. There are two types of service-learning experiences available to faculty and students:

  • Integrated Service-Learning (ISL) (See the ISL criteria). All students in an Integrated Service-Learning class participate in an experiential learning project at a Community Partner site as one of their assignments for the course. Students are required to serve a minimum of 15 hours at locations that meet the goals and objectives of the course.
  • Component Service-Learning (SL) (See the Component criteria). Students have the option to enroll in a component 1-credit hour course in addition to the designated core course. Students are required to participate in 40 hours of service outside of class time at a Community Partner site. The Community Partner becomes an extension of the classroom where a real world experience is provided for the student.