What is Service Learning?
Service learning is a credit-bearing, faculty-directed, teaching-learning experience that is course specific. It strengthens academic content knowledge and sense of civic responsibility. Students build critical thinking skills as they engage in experiential, community-based activities that are aligned with and integral to academic course work. At the same time, the community (real people in real situations) benefits from assistance that would otherwise not be available.
Service Learning News
A lot of great service is constantly happening on campus and in our community. Read about the ways University of Arkansas students, faculty, staff, and Service Learning courses are serving our community and world--and learn more about our opportunities.
- Service Learning Initiative launches first Lunch and Learn event, titled "Savvy Starts in Service Learning." Presented by professor Carrie Nelms.
- Rogelio Garcia Contreras named 2021-22 Outstanding Contribution to Service Learning Teaching Award winner. Nine professors recognized as nominees.
- Casey Kayser awarded the Eudora Welty Prize for her new book, Marginalized: Southern Women Playwrights Confront Race, Region, and Gender
- 'Greetings of Gratitude' project honors local health, education, and essential workers amid Covid-19 pandemic
Help us highlight the activities and initiatives happening on campus and in the community.
Are you doing research that includes service-learning components? Consider applying for service learning research designation! Click here to learn more.
Do you have projects with strong service learning aspects? Submit your article to Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning.
UA Environmental Community Adaptations students recognized as "Honorary Economic Developers" by Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and HAMMRC Initiative. Read more.
School of Law Legal Clinic students serve nonprofit organizations and marginalized communities in non-traditional and remote settings during the pandemic. Read more.
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