Fueling Partnerships Through Innovation And Collaboration
In 2019-20 Missouri State offered 863 courses that involved service-learning. These
classes combine academic achievement and work with a community learning site. Almost
6,400 students enrolled in those classes and they contributed more than 160,000 hours
to the community.
Classes offering service-learning
863 Missouri State courses offered involved service-learning.
6,400 students enrolled in classes offering service-learning.
160,000+ hours of contribution were made to the community.
Students will connect with community in meaningful ways
Community engagement is a core component of Missouri State’s public affairs mission.
Many students become involved in the community through service-learning classes, volunteer
opportunities, and internships and practicums. In the future, community engagement
will be integrated throughout a student’s education.
All GEP 101 classes will include a meaningful community engagement project. Students
will learn about a community problem and how it’s been addressed. They will see how
these community agencies operate and meet the people who are being served. All students
will be required to take at least one additional service-learning classes in their
major before they graduate. These courses will teach students how their chosen profession
– be it art, accounting, biology or anything else – can benefit others.
As students near the end of their studies, they will have the opportunity to have
paid internships or practicum experiences with nonprofit organizations. The students
will be paid through funds provided by the university or through grants and donations.
Meaningful engagements throughout their time at Missouri State will allow students
to develop connections with the community and develop a passion for service. Students
will become more connected with the community and more will decide to make Springfield