What is Service Learning?
Service Learning integrates academic coursework with service to the community. Students engage in classroom activities and discussions and perform local service projects related to their academic coursework. More than a volunteering opportunity, service learning furthers educational goals while promoting civic responsibility. From focused instruction and concept discussions with classmates to practical, real-world application, coupled with reflection and assessment, the learning process becomes a much richer and more well-rounded experience.
Through reflective activities, students enhance their understanding of course content, learn to apply academic training to solve real-world problems, and develop a sense of civic responsibility.
UTA Service Learning Impact Series
Building Community Partner Collaborations
November 3, 2016 – 3:30-5:00pm 228 Engineering Research Building
The Center for Service Learning is excited to announce a new program: The UTA Service Learning Impact Series.
The inaugural campus event, Building Community Partner Collaborations, aims to increase awareness and knowledge between UTA faculty and the agencies they work with, thereby creating positive, manageable partnerships.
There will be an informal panel consisting of 2-3 area non-profit agencies that have worked with service learning faculty, and 3 faculty members who have had a service learning component in their courses. The panel members will share their expertise with UTA faculty members through gently moderated questions and open discussion.
The event is open to all UTA faculty who build partnerships with community partners, whether for research, service learning, or other purposes.
- How do I choose an agency?
- Expectations – agency, faculty, students
- Background checks
- MOU agreements
- Sustainability of the program
- The value of reflection
Space is Limited - light snacks provided
2016-2017 Faculty Fellows
By attending a series of monthly seminars, UT Arlington Faculty gain tools for integrating community service into existing courses in an academically rigorous way through collaboration with community partners, and faculty across disciplines.
THE CENTER FOR SERVICE LEARNING IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 2016-17 FACULTY FELLOWS:
LaDonna Aiken, Communication
Ivonne Audirac, Planning & Landscape Architecture
Amy Austin, Modern Languages (Spanish)
LaShaunn Bold, Social Work
Denise Cauble, Nursing
Karishma Chatterjee, Communication
Thomas Dombrowsky, Nursing
Sergio Espinosa, Music
Ana Gregoria Cano, Modern Languages (Spanish)
James Langford, Social Work
Shannon Layman, Psychology
Alicia Soueid, Modern Languages (French)
Amy Speier, Anthropology
Adam Stein, Linguistics/English Language Institute
Jiyoon Yoon, Curriculum and Instruction