Service learning combines conventional academic instruction with participation in direct, meaningful community service. More than a volunteering opportunity, service learning elevates in-class study and furthers educational goals while promoting a sense of civic responsibility and community commitment. From focused instruction and concept discussions with classmates to practical, real-world application and after-the-fact reflection and assessment, the learning process becomes a much richer and more well-rounded experience.
News & Events
Summer 2013: 11-Week Service Learning Course - EDAD 6390:014: Leadership Development in Service Learning
Dr. Theriot is teaching an 11-week service learning and leadership class geared toward all masters and doctoral students, who wish to become leaders in their career and future communities. The course is designed to facilitate graduate students in all fields to understand the benefits of expanding educational leadership experiences to involve collaborative efforts with the larger community. Through the study of service-learning pedagogy and leadership theories, each student will find their own personal and professional ground to involve research as they address real issues related to making their communities a better place.
Tuesdays, June 3-August 8, 2013, 5:30-8:20 pm, Trimble Hall, Room 110
Summer 2013: 11-Week Service Learning Course - ON-TRAC Service Learning at UTA
Dr. Theriot is teaching an 11-week service learning class within the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). This course will work to prepare graduate students and post-docs to successfully teach undergraduate STEM students within a service-learning context of collaboration with current STEM classes on campus. Utilizing a service-learning pedagogy, this course will include a community partner (an undergraduate STEM classroom). The graduate students will teach several lessons with the STEM partner, thus creating a service-learning context in which both undergraduate and graduates receive a service.
To enroll, visit www.uta.edu/mymav. For questions, contact 817-272-2124.
Wednesdays, June 5-August 7, 2013, 5:30-8:20pm
Annual Partner Breakfast
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the spring Community Partner Breakfast, with a special thanks to Dr. Dana Dunn, our keynote speaker. Please click here to view Dr. Dunn's speech.
Mark your calendars for our Fall 2013 Partner Breakfast, to be held on Thursday, September 19.
Nilakshi Veerabathina wins Service Learning Award
The winner of the 2011 UT Arlington Faculty Service Learning award is Nilakshi Veerabathina. Read more about how Veerabathina helps students learn and learn how to serve.
Honor RollUT Arlington has had a consistent showing on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since 2006.
Gulf South Conference
The Gulf South Summit is a great regional conference on service learning. Please see website for further information.