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Welcome to the Center for Service Learning (CSL)! Here you will find numerous resources to assist you as you engage in service learning across all disciplines at The University of Texas at Arlington. Since its beginning in fall of 2001, the Center has empowered many faculty and students to experience the power of combining academic course outcomes and field experiences in collaboration with community partners.

What is service learning? It is a philosophical orientation to teaching and learning, which encompasses content, individual learning styles, and preparation for responsible citizenship in a democracy. Each service learning implementation option within an academic course must reflect the academic outcomes of each discipline.

The CSL’s purpose is to serve as liaison between faculty, students, and community agencies. We offer support, resources, and placement opportunities to enable students to experience a culture of learning in a real-world setting, in addition to their University classrooms. During these learning experiences, there is a focus on civic engagement and social responsibility. This ultimately ensures reciprocity, as all participants (students, faculty, and community partners) benefit from each other.

We also offer professional development to faculty interested in the integration of service learning experiences through the Faculty Fellows program, along with ongoing instructional and mentoring support for the university community.

Our Center collaborates with over 100 community partners and a core of more than 35 faculty members throughout campus who are committed to service learning.

We invite you to explore the website to discover how service learning can enhance student learning and civic engagement.