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.
- 2022 Gulf-South Summit to be held March 23-25, 2022. Registration is free for UARK Faculty and Staff
- 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
- Senior at Rogers High School hand-writes 100 'Thank You' notes to healthcare workers in support of the Service Learning Initiative's 'Greetings of Gratitude' community project
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 partner with Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and Fayetteville Public Schools on public health awareness campaign focused on COVID safety measures. 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.
Need help to build partnership with faculty? Shoot Angela Oxford a message.