Academic Service Learning

Academic Service-learning and community based learning is considered a High Impact Practice. High Impact Practices are tested strategies that promote active learning that promotes student engagement (Kuh, 2008).By integrating a service experience into courses students are practicing course objectives, personal development skills, and civic engagement. Service-learning provides an opportunity for colleges and universities to enhance learning by engaging in activities that are driven by community needs.

UNC Greensboro defines “Academic Service-Learning” as a teaching method that links community action and academic study so that each strengthens the other. Students, faculty and community partners collaborate to enable students to address community needs, initiate social change, build effective relationships, enhance academic skills and develop civic literacy.

Faculty interested in service learning designation for a specific course should contact Samantha Raynor ( to begin the process.

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