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Benefits of Service-Learning

For Students

  • Gain instruction and knowledge from a wide array of community stakeholders including agency personnel, community leaders, instructors, and community members
  • Explore majors and job possibilities while gaining marketable job skills and hands-on job experience
  • Extend critical thinking skills
  • Enhance ethical development and understanding of different cultural values
  • Understand real-world application of in-class knowledge and skills

For Faculty

  • Develop strategies for further engaging students in the classroom
  • Provide more genuine and ethical motivations for learning
  • Move classroom learning beyond the classroom into real-world situations
  • Encourage individual reflection via student engagement with the community
  • Deepen ties with the community as well as generate support for the University

For the Community

  • Educate college community about local issues and needs
  • Expand network for potential collaboration and development of possible solutions
  • Enhance the learning of current college students
  • Create partnerships both within the college and with other agencies

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