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Service Learning

For Faculty

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Support for Faculty
The Service-Learning Program provides various resources and support to faculty members who engage in service-learning and community engagement, including:

  • Course and syllabus consultation
  • Assessment tools for students and partnerships
  • Reflection tools for students
  • Student service tracking through myNEU
  • Recruitment of community partners
  • Informational handout about each community partner for students
  • Service-Learning Teaching Assistant to act as a liaison and resource for you, your students, and your community partners
  • Publication and presentation opportunities

S-LTA Program: Support in the Classroom
Faculty members who choose to integrate service-learning into their course are offered the opportunity to be paired with a Service-Learning Teaching Assistant (S-LTA). S-LTAs are trained and supported by the Center of Community Service to assist faculty throughout the service-learning process, including, but not limited to:

  • Acting as a thought partner;
  • Matching students with community partners and maintaining accountability;
  • Mentoring students throughout their service experiences;
  • Nurturing community partnerships;
  • Co-facilitating reflection discussions and assignments.

Community Partnerships:
The Service-Learning Program can connect you with our diverse and constantly expanding network of community partners in Greater Boston, or help to support an existing relationship you already established with a community-based organization. View a list of our community partners

Benefits of Service-Learning for Faculty:

  • New areas for research and publication, and increased opportunities for professional recognition and reward
  • Improved student discussion, participation, and engagement of students of all learning styles
  • New relationship with community members
  • Greater awareness of how academic areas of interest relate to social issues
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