Contact Service-Learning

Lynn Donahue, Director, Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
Phone: (585) 385-7342
Cell: (585) 944-8511
Office: Pioch 103C

Jenna Rossi, Co-Chair
Phone: (585) 385-8110

Deb VanderBilt, Co-Chair
Phone: (585) 385-8193

Meet the Advisory Board

Faculty Support for Service-Learning

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.

Chemistry professor with students

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."


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