Service Learning


The Service-Learning Committee (SLC) was created to consider ways of improving the quality of the undergraduate experience through engaging students in teaching, research, and/or service activities, with particular attention to the role of service-learning as an effective strategy for engaging faculty, students, and community members in community-based teaching, learning, and inquiry.  The Committee developed an academic service-learning program to include faculty development, a common definition and visibility, and development of an infrastructure for Columbus State under the direction of the Office of Academic Affairs.  The SLC established a 4-year time line to develop this program.  More than 1200 student participated in a Service-Learning course throughout the 2014-15 academic year, performing around 13,500 hours of service to the community.  In Autumn of 2015, 445 students participated for a course success rate of 83.4%, withdrawal rate of 6.3% and retention (Autumn to Spring) rate of 66%:  13_outcomes_service_learning.pdf

2017 Update

Presented information to faculty on Service-Learning opportunities and how courses can be created as a service learning course; held a Serving Diverse Communities Conference (attended by 85 faculty members) sponsored by Service-Learning Committees in March for faculty to expose the many facets of S-L course and topic opportunities because More faculty members are interested in Service-Learning opportunities.  

ID 16867

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