Service Learning

What is service-learning?

"Service learning is a credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, nad an enhanced sense of civic responsibility." Bringle and Hatcher (1996).

How is course-based service-learning different from co-curricular community service or volunteerism?

Cocurricular community service or volunteerism is not based on learning outcomes for a course. This includes courses with community service requirements that do not relate to learning goals in the discipline.

For more information on Service-Learning:

Contact 325-674-2932 in the Center for Christian Service and Leadership's office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Resources (formerly known as the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center).

Reporting Service-Learning Courses Required
All faculty (and staff) who teach a course that includes a service or service-learning component must report those courses each semester using the ACU Service and Service-Learning Course Report form. You may also use the form to request service or service-learning assistance from SLVR staff.  The form should only take a few minutes to complete.

Please note that the Service-Learning and Volunteer Resources office (formerly Volunteer & Service-Learning Center) has merged with a few other Student Life areas to become part of the new Center for Christian Service and Leadership.  Our phone number, fax number, and mailing address are unchanged. 

Visit Service-Learning and Volunteer Resources

Learning Studio: Year One
The Learning Studio opened its doors to the campus last March. Here is a look at some of the stories from year one.