Covering student outcomes, research, tracking and forms, explore the page below for the resources you need to offer meaningful, experiential learning in the classroom.
Resources for Faculty/Advisors
From grant writing to research, program development to creating education material. Explore the ways service-learning can be done from any environment.
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|