The following resources and support are available to faculty interested in integrating service-learning into new or existing courses.
Course Development: Consultation on creating service projects, modifying syllabus, and developing reflection exercises, assignments, and assessments.
Community Partners: Development of community partners for embedded service-learning opportunities or new service-learning courses. The instructor will then follow-up with these contacts.
Stipend: Possible stipend for course development.
Training: Two training seminars: one planning seminar before the semester and one at mid-point.
In-class Orientation: If requested, in-class student orientation on principles of service-learning and service project preparation.
Resources: Sample service-learning syllabi, tools, pedagogy, and assessment strategies.
Assessment: Assessment support of S-L course outcomes.
What Fisher Faculty Say
"The students get hands-on experience with real-world problems. The students gained knowledge of other careers they could have with their degree."
"It was a more engaging way of teaching essential concepts. We are using results to go to a national conference."
"The overall experience met course goals and created community collaborations at a very high level."
"The quality of the work is better because the questions and data are real and the conclusions drawn make a difference. Students learn concepts better when their application has consequences beyond a grade."