Service-Learning Course Proposal


Service-learning is an educational methodology, which combines student service experiences in the community with explicit academic learning objectives, and deliberate reflection. In the words of the National Service Learning Clearinghouse, it is “a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”    

Criteria for the Service-Learning Class
Explain how this course fulfills each of the following requirements for SERV2 credit. The service component:
1. Learning objective—
2. Connected—
3. Community—
4. Grade—
5. Reflection—
6. Are the beneficiaries of your service off-campus?
7. Is the service students will be doing uncompensated?

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Include the following Syllabus Statement: This is a service-learning class. Students are expected to use what they learn in the classroom to make a difference in the community (locally or globally). Reflection component will enable the students to describe, and examine how the course provided them an example of how to use their career (as applicable) to serve others and to what degree has the course affected their commitment and to serve long term.

Review Protocol:

  1. Submit Service-Learning Course Proposal and supporting syllabus to Christian Service Program.
  2. The proposal will be reviewed by the Christian Service Committee.
  3. If approved by the Christian Service Committee, the chair will present the proposal for approval at the General Education (Gen. Ed.) Committee.
  4. If approved by the General Education Committee, the chair of Gen Ed will present the checklist for final approval at Undergraduate Council.
  5. If the course is approved by Undergraduate Council, the chair of the Christian Service Program will notify the instructor.