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  • Welcome Students, Faculty, and Community Organizations

    Service-learning is a credit bearing, educational experience in which students participate in organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflects on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.

    Robert Bringle & Julie Hatcher, Office of Service Learning,
    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

    Service-learning is an exciting teaching strategy that enriches the curriculum by combining meaningful community service with academic learning. Service-learning provides "real-life" experiences by linking students with local communities and service providers. Reflection and reciprocity are key concepts of service-learning.

    For instructors who are thinking of incorporating service-learning into their course curriculum, or those who just want to know more about this teaching and research method, please do not hesitate to contact Assistant Professor Mike Coquyt, Service-Learning Coordinator at michael.coquyt@mnstate.edu or 477.2019.