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For Community, For You

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.

Spring 2017 Service Learning Course information now available!

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UTA Service Learning Impact Series

Building Community Partner Collaborations

The Center for Service Learning held its inaugural Impact Series event on November 3, 2016.  Thank you to our panelists:  Dr. Amanda Alexander (Art & Art History), Dr. Karabi Bezboruah (CAPPA), Lt. Timothy Israel (Salvation Army), and Zoey Murzyn (Catholic Charities). 

Topics for discussion included:

  • Expectations – agency, faculty, students
  • How do I choose an agency?
  • Transportation
  • Waivers
  • Background checks
  • MOU agreements
  • Sustainability of the program
  • The value of reflection

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.  


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


President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Honor Roll

UT Arlington has had a consistent showing on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since 2006.

Learn more about the Honor Roll