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!
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?
- 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.
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