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Service Learning: Home

A research guide for service learning and civic engagement.


Interested in consultation for service learning?   

Dr. Payne provides an individualized and personalized service helping professors incorporate service learning into their course.  Dr. Payne also provides assistance with research methods that measure service learning for publication purposes.

Contact Dr. Lindsey Payne at:

ext. 66422 or


There are many benefits to incorporating Service-Learning into your courses as Service-Learning is a method of teaching and learning that enriches academic experiences and life-long learning by engaging students in meaningful hands-on service in the community. Key components to Service-Learning include:

  •  Connecting Service with Learning - academically rigorous, meaningful service with a significant positive impact upon those involved
  • Reflection - assessment of personal and community needs, reflection on participation, and evaluation of progress
  • Reciprocity - both the student and community partner give and receive time, energy, knowledge, and creativity
  • Critical Thinking - involvement in situations conducive to creative, effective problem-solving
  • Social Responsibility - expansion of student's compassion, civic awareness, and desire to be engaged in the community
  • Experiential Learning - use of direct experience and hands-on learning to develop skills useful in future careers, family life, and community involvement
  • Needs-Based - project based on community-identified needs 

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Faculty Survey

Please take this evaluation on a course you taught that implemented service learning.  Your responses will help guide us in our next service learning endeavors!