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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HELPING OUR UTA COMMUNITY OF FACULTY, STUDENTS, AND NONPROFIT AGENCIES!

Welcome to the Center for Service Learning! Here you will find numerous resources to assist as you engage in service learning at The University of Texas at Arlington. Since its beginning in the fall of 2001, CSL has empowered many faculty and students to experience the power of collaboration with community partners through their coursework.

What is Service Learning?

Service learning integrates community service into academic coursework, whereby students engage in classroom activities and reflection related to the performance of local service projects within the course.

More than a volunteer opportunity, service learning benefits both the student and the community partner through reciprocity of needs, which furthers the students' educational goals while promoting civic responsibility.

From focused collaboration with classmates and the community partner, to practical, real-world application, along with reflection and assessment, the learning process becomes a much richer and more well-rounded experience.

MEET SOME OF UTA'S SERVICE LEARNING FACULTY!

Click to read about the innovative ways faculty are collaborating with the community to give their students real-world experiences in their classes!  


 


Click HERE to access a quick presentation about the Center and its connection with faculty and student success!

CSL: The Link Between Campus & Community

What's in it for me?   

Service Learning FAQs


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 possibilities 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.

For more information and to apply


How Do You Do Service Learning in a Math Statistics Course? 

Read how Shanna Banda's statistics students conducted service learning projects


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Community Partner Breakfast 

Partner Breakfast 2016

Friday, October 15, 2021

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Rio Grande Ballroom, EH Hereford University Center

300 W. 1st St., Arlington, TX 76013

Click here to watch the YouTube video from our 2020 virtual event.

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.

RSVP HERE for Partner Breakfast and for the Volunteer Opportunity Exchange

Volunteer Opportunity Exchange, a Volunteer Fair Event for the Campus Community

(FOLLOWING THE PARTNER BREAKFAST)
Palo Duro Lounge
1st floor of the EH Hereford University Center
11:30am-1:00pm
No cost; tables are provided

Community Agencies attending the Partner Breakfast are encouraged to conduct tabling at this volunteer fair. We are working with UTA Volunteers, a student campus organization in the Follett Student Leadership Center, to help move your information table items one floor down, to an open-room settingclose to the campus Food Court. The RSVP link above also covers agencies' attendance at this event.

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. VOE is an open event for our campus community, so please take advantage of this unique experience.

See photos from the 2019 Partner Breakfast 


Service Learning Flyer

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.

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