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Service Learning Toolkit

Faculty Forms, Documents, and Resources

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* Documents used by permission of the Service Learning Office at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. http://servicelearning.boisestate.edu

Here are a few facts about service Learning:

Studies show that service learning enriches student learning with 'real world' experiences while meeting community needs. At UTB, service learning includes any community service involving one or more students in your class, either as a required (curricular) or voluntary (co-curricular) component of your syllabus, e.g., internships,    practicums, field experiences, clinicals and other service projects.

In the 2011-2012 Academic School Year, 5419 students and over 100 faculty in 476 different courses from across campus engaged in service learning experiences.

Eighty-seven percent of UTB students who have taken service courses told us the experience enhanced their university experience, while seventy-five percent said the service encouraged them to continue their college education.

Since its inception in 2004, the center has funded its Scholarship of Community Engagement (SOCE) with more than $25,000 in mini-grants that help faculty link research with community engagement (see the SOCE mini-grant application below). Applicants must complete the Intro to Service Learning modules to apply. Please contact the Center  For Civic Engagement to be enrolled in the Intro to Service Learning course at civicengagement@utb.edu.  

Since 2008, over 24,000 students have been directly involved in serving their community through service learning.


 

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