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)
  • values
  • self-efficacy
  • leadership
  • 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.