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Academically Engaged Community Service
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The University of Texas at Arlington is recognized as a Community Engaged Institution through the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

What is Service Learning?

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Service Learning integrates academic coursework with service to the community. Students engage in classroom activities and discussions and perform local projects related to their academic coursework, and reflect upon those experiences.

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.

2019-20 Events, Programs, Opportunities at a Glance

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2019 Student Service Learning Showcase

Showcase Presenters

STUDENT PRESENTERS INSPIRE AN AUDIENCE OF UTA FACULTY, ADMINISTRATORS, & STAFF WITH PRESENTATIONS HIGHLIGHTING THEIR IMPACTFUL SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS & EXPERIENCES

 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Individual students and student teams from across disciplines presented their diverse service learning projects to UTA Faculty, Administration, and Staff. These projects highlighted community engagement organized and completed as a service learning component within a UTA course during the 2018-19 academic year. It was an excellent opportunity to hear the personal impact of our students' experience – marketable skills, personal growth, and civic awareness.  Service learning is also an integral part of the Maverick Advantage. 

Info on Service Learning Showcase

Photos from the 2019 Showcase

Photos from the 2018 Showcase


2018-2019 FACULTY FELLOWS PROGRAM

Fall 2019 Fellows

The Faculty Fellows program is a semester-long program for any full-time UTA faculty interested in integrating service learning into their courses. In a series of monthly seminars, conducted both on campus and at area nonprofit agencies, faculty examine the academic and institutional origins of service learning, pedagogical best practices, and possibilites of combining service learning and research.

Collegiality is one of the highlights of the Faculty Fellows experience. Faculty meet, discuss, and share in small group settings to nurture their growth in service to their community and knowledge of the process, within a mentoring environment. Through this interaction, Faculty Fellows form sustainable partnerships and supportive networks, and have opportunities to engage in collaborative, community-based research and scholarship.


Community Partner Breakfast 

Partner Breakfast 2016

Friday, October 11, 2019
8:00-10:30am
Rio Grande Ballroom
Upper Level, EH Hereford University Center
University of Texas at Arlington

RSVP HERE!

OPEN TO UTA FACULTY, STAFF, ADMINISTRATORS, AND OUR NONPROFIT COMMUNITY AGENCIES

The annual Partner Breakfast brings together UT Arlington Faculty, Staff, and Administrators with regional Nonprofit Community Agencies, providing a unique opportunity for collaboration in service learning projects within UT Arlington academic courses. It also provides campus departments the chance to discuss service opportunities for their departments and organizations wherein civic engagement is a major component.

AGENDA:
- Breakfast & Overview from CSL
- Departmental Speakers
- Panel of faculty, students, and community partners share inspiring service learning experiences
- Networking

The dress is business casual.

Agency guests and non-permit holders must register their vehicle; information on parking will be emailed to each person who registers.

See photos from the 2019 Partner Breakfast 

Volunteer Opportunity Exchange 

The Volunteer Opportunity Exchange, a nonprofit agency tabling event, will be held after the Partner Breakfast on October 11, 2019 in the Palo Duro lounge. The entire UTA community is invited to attend to find ongoing or short-term service learning or volunteer opportunities and internships, and to network with our Community Partners. VOE IS AN OPEN EVENT FOR OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY, SO PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.

A huge THANK YOU to the UTA Volunteers organization for collaborating with us on the event.  We could not DO it without your help and expertise throughout the planning stages and during the VOE.

Friday, October 11, 2019 (immediately following the Partner Breakfast)

11:30am-1:00pm

Palo Duro Lounge, University Center

NO COST; TABLES ARE PROVIDED.

THE FOLLETT STUDENT LEADERSHIP CENTER WILL PROVIDE AN EARLY LUNCH TO VENDORS FROM 11:00-11:30 IN PALO DURO, DURING WHICH STUDENT AFFAIRS’ INVOLVEMENT & ENGAGEMENT STUDENT LEADERS WILL PRESENT ADDITIONAL OPTIONS FOR ACQUIRING STUDENT VOLUNTEERS.

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE ENTIRE UTA COMMUNITY AND ENABLES FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS, CAMPUS DEPARTMENTS, AND/OR INDIVIDUALS TO NETWORK WITH OUR AREA NONPROFIT AGENCIES TO FIND ONGOING OR SHORT-TERM SERVICE LEARNING OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES. 

 


CSL Student Ambassador Program

2018-2019 CSL Student Ambassadors

The Center for Service Learning (CSL) Student Ambassadors is a diverse group of UT Arlington students from across disciplines that provides service learning awareness, information, and assistance through presentations, events, and outreach to the UTA and surrounding community. It consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Historian, PR & Marketing Coordinator, and Outreach Coordinator. Click Here for more details.


SPRING 2019 SERVICE LEARNING COURSE INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.


Service Learning Flyer

CSL works to educate students, staff, and faculty on the positive impact service learning courses make on a student's current and future life goals.Service Learning Flyer

Click here to download the CSL 8 1/2" x 11" flyer

 

 
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

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