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
UT Arlington is a 2010 Carnegie Community Engaged Campus
Annual Partner Breakfast
The Fall 2013 Partner Breakfast was held on Thursday, September 19, 2013. The Community Partner Breakfast brings together UT Arlington Faculty and Staff with regional Community Partners and Agencies, providing a wonderful opportunity to network and build strong partnerships, in addition to creating collaboration for student service and service learning. This year's keynote speaker was Dr. Frank Lamas, UT Arlington Vice-President of Student Affairs.Questions? Contact our office at (817) 272-2124.
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.
UT ARLINGTON CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING WINS FORD GRANT
UT Arlington wins Ford challenge for diabetes project
UT Arlington students from multiple academic disciplines will combine efforts to help educate lower-income, diverse community groups about diabetes prevention and control through a new, $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund.
The award supports university efforts to address an urgent community need through a service-learning project.
“We are honored to receive this award,” says Frank Lamas, vice president for Student Affairs. “This is an opportunity for our students to use the knowledge and skills they are developing at UT Arlington to improve the lives of those in our community who are living with diabetes or at risk for developing the disease.” The Center for Community Service Learning will guide students’ work.
Through the Ford grant, students will create educational videos in Spanish and other languages for public health outreach purposes. Students from art, business, communication, education, engineering, film, nursing, and urban affairs will work with Mission Arlington to reach at-risk groups.
Read more about the Ford College Community Challenge at UT Arlington.
UT Arlington Faculty Win Awards
The winners of the 2013 UT Arlington CCSL Service/Service Learning awards are:
Service Learning Award
Jeffrey Witzel, Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics and TESOL
Jim Warren, Assistant Professor
Department of English
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.
SAVE THE DATE for the 2014 Gulf South Summit!
March 26-28, 2014 Auburn University
For more info, www.gulfsouthsummit.org