Service Learning for Students
Benefits of Service-Learning
A study conducted to explore service-learning found that it has positive effects on:
- academic performance (especially in writing)
- life-long service
The discussions created by service are powerful components in students’ lives and in some cases greatly influence students’ choice of career.
Some Upcoming Service-Learning Courses
- ENGL 326 Business and Professional Writing
- MGMT 432 Entrepreneurship
- BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture
Of the courses listed above, not every class time of every course will be service-learning oriented. If you are interested in learning which courses are service-learning, please contact us.
Examples of Past ACU Service-Learning Courses
College of Arts an Sciences
- ENGL 326 Business and Professional Writing – groups researched and wrote grants for local non-profit agencies.
College of Business
- MGMT 432 Entrepreneurship – students helped a first-year non-profit organization by conducting community research and uncovering the best avenues for advertising, serving, and assessing its services.
College of Biblical Studies
- BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture – students were provided various opportunities for service around Abilene and selected opportunities based on interest and availability.
College of Education and Human Services
- COMP 603 Motor Speech Disorders and Dysphagia – students provided assistance to children and adults with motor-based articulation disorders.