Service-learning is an effective pedagogy for connecting students to place and enhancing learning objectives by connecting them to genuine needs in the local community. The Center for Service-Learning's sponsored projects are designed to make service-learning accessible to students with varying schedules and limited transportation while also making service-learning easy to adopt, reliable, and meaningful for faculty. When students sign up for projects on the service-learning website and attend events, they indicate their instructor's names and that information is gathered by service-learning staff and reported back to faculty on a quarterly basis.
Library Resource Guides
Service-learning faculty have collaborated with librarians to prepare resource guides in support of common sponsored projects. These guides include background information, news stories, oral histories, videos, and other resources to enhance the learning component of your courses. You can link student assignments to the library resource guide generally or to specific components within them. Current resource guides complement sponsored projects at stәĺĵxwáli (Place of Medicine) in Gold Park and q’wәld’ali (Cultural Kitchen), in Japanese and Big Gulch, and Native gift making and others in support of Tribal Canoe Journey.
Service-Learning Faculty Liaison
Ashley Pickard, M.A. is your service-learning faculty liaison and is available to work with you to help you develop deeper and more meaningful service-learning projects. She and Stewart Sinning, program manager in the Center for Service-Learning, have prepared a Service-Learning 101 slide show for your reference. Ashley Pickard M.A. is available to help you integrate current projects into your curriculum and develop specific projects meaningful to your course. Ashley Pickard has helped to develop and transition a number of projects to meet an online environment. Special interest topics include those relating to social justice, art, and environmental justice. Projects can be on the ground or online. Other faculty-led service-learning communities include Tunnel of Intersections, Mapping Sustainability, and Student Showcase.