Academic service learning is a viable pedagogy for use in all disciplines.

As an innovative and rigorous teaching methodology, it utilizes community-based activities as a means of enhancing academic learning. Students gain a deeper understanding of course content while engaging in the civic life of their community.

Academic service learning is guided by three essential criteria:

Enhanced Academic Learning

Through extensive reflection on course material in light of student’s community service, academic service-learning is a methodology that enhances academic learning and understanding of course material. Relevant and meaningful service with the community is tied directly to the learning objectives of the course. Academic service-learning is not a course “add-on” or simply student volunteerism.

Relevant and Meaningful Service

The community-based activities in which students engage must be relevant and meaningful to all parties. Reciprocity is key to both sustainable community partnerships and enhanced academic learning in all academic service learning courses.

Purposeful Civil Learning

By engaging in community service as a means of strengthening academic learning, academic service learning courses prepare students for active civic participation in a diverse democratic society. These courses foster a vision of higher education in which critical thinking about citizenship, democracy and civic life complement career objectives and strengthen disciplinary understandings in public contexts.

 

Past ASL Courses

  • COMP 364, Michael MacDonald

    HHS 350, Natalie Sampson

    COMP 327/ ENG 327, William DeGenaro

    CRJ 476, Paul Draus

    PSYC 301, Nitya Sethuraman

    CIS 4951/ 4961 Design Seminar I, Bruce Maxim

    CIS 4952/ 4962 Design Seminar II, Bruce Maxim

    ACC 601, Kevin Kobelsky

    EXPS 220, Chris Burke

    LIBR 465, Danielle DeFauw

    BIOL 497, Patricia Hartshorn

    POL 362, Nancy Kursman

  • BIOL/ESCI 304, Katherine LaCommare

  • AAAS/AAST/HIST/RELS 3634, Sarah Howell

    ACC 360, Marshall Hunt 

    ANTH 325, Brian McKenna 

    ANTH 376, Bonnie Halloran 

    CIS 4951/4962, Bruce Maxim 

    CIS 4952/4962, Bruce Maxim 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Paul Draus 

    COMM 460, Jamie Ward 

    COMP 105, P.F. Potvin 

    EDA 305, Danielle DeFauw 

    EDT 211/511, Justin Ellsworth

    EDT 211, Stein Brunvand 

    EXPS 220 Sections 001 & 002, Chris Burke 

    JASS 315, Jennifer Proctor 

    POL 334, Lara Rusch 

    PSYC 301, Nitya Sethuraman 

    SOC 497, Pam Aronson 

    WGST/HIST 3651, Carla Vecchiola

  • ANTH 376, Bonnie Halloran 

    ACC 601, Kevin Kobelsky 

    SOC/CRJ 350, James Gruber

    POL 362, Nancy Kursman 

    LIBR 465, Danielle DeFauw 

    EXPS 498/598, Danielle DeFauw 

    SOC 497, Pam Aronson 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Lora Lempert 

    POL 323, Lara Rusch 

    SOC/CRJ/URS 435, Paul Draus 

    EDT 210, Stein Brunvand 

    EXPS 220, Chris Burke 

    COMP 105, P.F. Potvin

    PSYC 301, Nitya Sethuraman 

    EDD/ENST 486, Dorothy McLeer

  • AAAS/AAST/HIST/RELS 3634, Sally Howell

    BIOL 497, Patricia Hartshorn 

    ESCI 301L, Emily Saarinen 

    JASS 315, Jennifer Proctor 

    ACC 360, Marshall Hunt 

    CIS 4951, Bruce Maxim 

    CIS 4961, Bruce Maxim 

    CIS 4952, Bruce Maxim 

    CIS 4962, Bruce Maxim 

    ANTH 325, Brian McKenna 

    EXPS 220, Chris Burke 

    COMM 220, Jamie Ward

    WGST/HIST 3651, Carla Vecchiola 

  • SOC 497, Pam Aronson 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Lora Lempert

    POL 362, Nancy Kursman 

    EDD/ENST 474/574, Gail Luera

    COMP 105, P.F. Potvin 

    EDT 210, Stein Brunvand 

    LIBR 465, Danielle DeFauw 

  • EDT 211, Stein Brunvand 

    EDD 467, Dara Hill 

    EXPS 218E, Gail Luera

    EXPS 218F, Gail Luera

    EXPS 220, Chris Burke 

    JASS 315, Jim Gilmore 

    BA 480C, Crystal Scott and Joy Beatty 

    ANTH 325, Brian McKenna 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Paul Draus 

    POL 334, Lara Rusch 

  • COMM 220, Jamie Ward 

    COMP/ENGL 327, P.F. Potvin 

    EDT 211, Stein Brunvand 

    EXPS 220, Chris Burke 

    POL 323, Lara Rusch 

    POL 362, Nancy Kursman 

    SOC 497, Pam Aronson 

    SOC/CRJ 435, Paul Draus 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Lora Lempert 

    SPAN 305, Jorge Gonzalez del Pozo 

    EXPS 218D, Gail Luera 

  • COMM 460, Susan Sheth 

    SOC 497, Pam Aronson 

    ANTH 430, Brian McKenna 

    ANTH 376, Bonnie Halloran 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Paul Draus 

  • COMP 105, Kristi Stewart 

    EDD 474/574, Gail Luera 

    MHIS 331, Richard Rischar 

    POL 323, Lara Rusch 

    POL 362, Nancy Kursman 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Lora Lempert 

  • POL 334, Lara Rusch 

    OB 354, Joy Beatty 

    COMM 460, Susan Sheth 

    ANTH 325, Olaf Lidums 

    COMP/ENGL 323, Tija Spitsberg 

    MKT 454, Crystal Scott

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Paul Draus

  • SPAN 305, Jorge Gonzalez del Pozo 

    URST 450, Lara Rusch 

    SOC/CRJ 435, Paul Draus 

    SOC 497, Pam Aronson 

    EDC 442, Katie Silverman 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Lora Lempert 

  • COMP/ENGL 323, Tija Spitsberg 

    COMM 460, Susan Sheth 

    LIBR 465, Laura Woodruff 

    SOC 497, Pam Aronson 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Paul Draus 

  • COMP 105, Bill DeGenaro 

    SOC/CRJ 435, Paul Draus 

    SOC 497, Pam Aronson 

    EXPS 283, Karen Thomas-Brown 

    EDC 442, Katie Silverman 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Lora Lempert

  • ANTH 390, Brian McKenna

    COMM 364, Bill DeGenaro 

    ECON 381, Bruce Pietrykowski 

    EXPS 283, Karen Thomas-Brown 

    ITM 381, Mike Callahan

    SOC/CRJ 435, Paul Draus 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Lora Lempert 

  • COMP 105, Bill DeGenaro 

    EDC 442, Katie Silverman 

    OB 354, Joy Beatty 

    LIBS 125, Troy Murphy 

    HRM 405, Mike Callahan 

    LIBS 122, Elizabeth Rohan 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Paul Draus

  • ANTH 390, Brian McKenna 

    SOC/CRJ 435, Paul Draus

  • OB 354, Joy Beatty 

    COMM 364, Bill DeGenaro 

    LIBS 125, Troy Murphy 

    EDC 442, Katie Silverman 

    SOC/WGST/CRJ 476, Lora Lempert