From grant writing to research, program development to creating education material.
Explore the ways service-learning can be done from any environment.
How do I get started?
Contact a service-learning advisor and let them know you're interested in service-learning. You can meet people by academic
area, or you can simply meet with any of us. The initial meeting will give you more
information and next steps.
What does remote service-learning look like?
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.)
1. 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)
1. 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.)
2. Review current literature on the issue in your community (Reading the Community
Focus Report is a great place to start)
2. Creating Educational Material to be used for Classroom Learning (lesson plans;
2. Conduct research to map areas of food insecurity, or drugs, or crimes, or lack
of educational facilities, or afterschool programs, etc., for a community
3. Identify at least two articles that discuss the issue or problem in a community
that you have identified
3. Writing a Grant or looking for/identifying potential grants for an organization/community
learning site partner
3. Impact of vision deficiencies on learning
4. Critically think about how you would work to address this problem in a community
4. Writing a business plan for a new program
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
5. Developing a new program
What is a service-learning reflection?
Reflection assignments are determined by your 1-credit service-learning professor.
The purpose of a reflection assignment is to demonstrate your understanding of course
content as it applies to your service-learning experience. Reflection assignments
can be a journal, written report, PowerPoint presentation, poster presentation, video.
Under construction: Resources and a template for presenting your service-learning
experience as an e-Portfolio, built from the ground up for helping your showcase your
career-readiness to employers or graduate programs.