Resources for Faculty/Advisors
Covering student outcomes, research, tracking and forms, explore the page below for the resources you need to offer meaningful, experiential learning in the classroom.
From grant writing to research, program development to creating education material. Explore the ways service-learning can be done from any environment.
Methods of service-learning
Alternative service-learning examples
Explore these methods for implementing service-learning for students who may not be able to participate on site in the community.
|Method Step||Indirect Service-Learning||Advocacy-based Service-Learning||Research-based Service-Learning|
|Step 1||Identify the problem/issue that you are currently working to address (Example: Access to healthcare; Environmental Issues in communities; Child Abuse and Neglect; Citizen Engagement in Communities; Hunger, Homelessness, Pollution in the water due to incorrect disposal of medications; lack of cultural knowledge and language for first responders; etc., etc.)||Work with your assigned community learning site partner to develop an advocacy campaign to address a topic important to that partner (Examples: Healthy Eating; Stop Smoking; Drunk Driving; Clean Water)||Conduct research about a topic or problem/issue (Examples: Vision Deficiencies and Congestive Heart Failure – Is there a relationship or correlation?; Healthy Eating and Vision Deficiencies; Stroke Victims and Vision Deficiencies; Addressing how Medications are Disposed of – the Impact on Clean Water; etc., etc.)|
|Step 2||Review current literature on the issue in your community (Reading the Community Focus Report is a great place to start)||Creating Educational Material to be used for Classroom Learning (lesson plans; activities; etc.)||Conduct research to map areas of food insecurity, or drugs, or crimes, or lack of educational facilities, or afterschool programs, etc., for a community|
|Step 3||Identify at least two articles that discuss the issue or problem in a community that you have identified||Writing a Grant or looking for/identifying potential grants for an organization/community learning site partner||Impact of vision deficiencies on learning|
|Step 4||Critically think about how you would work to address this problem in a community||Writing a business plan for a new program|
|Step 5||Write a plan that discusses elements 1-4 and submit in a report form fashion that can be provided to your community learning-site partner||Developing a new program|