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Service-Learning

Service-Learning is an excellent way to incorporate classroom objectives into student experiences.  The literature on this subject is comprehensive and clear: service-learning invigorates educational subjects, improves student retention of material, and helps develop critical thinking.  (Eyler, Giles, Stenson, and Gray, 2001) 


 

Academic service learning is, essentially, a form of experiential learning where students integrate community service with the structured learning taking place in the classroom to enrich their learning of the course material.  In addition, Service-Learning helps students develop critical reflection, deepens their understanding of the complex causes of social problems, and enhances their skills in working collaboratively.

Service-Learning is more than just merely volunteering; it provides a level of critical thinking not obtained through regular volunteerism.  Since the service is academically anchored, it enhances what students are learning in a class and gives them an opportunity to actively reflect on what they are learning because of the experience.

After reviewing numerous available definitions of service-learning in the large body of literature related to engaged learning, the Committee agreed that the following definition for the National Service-learning Clearinghouse (www.servicelearning.org) best suited the needs of APSU:

 “Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” 

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Course Name

Course #

Instructor

3399

Communications in Orgs

COMM 4020

Nichols

1513

Media Relations

COMM 3910

Hicks Goldston

3377

Public Speaking

COMM 1010

Dugger

3400

Organizational Communication

COMM 5020

Nichols

2299

Rhythmic Movement

HHP 2120

Lewis

1279

American History II

HIST 2010 -08

Jones

1386

 

HIST 2010 – 30

Jones

 

Food & Society

SOC 4850

Butterfield

1715

Exploring Immigrant Experiences & Narratives

ENGL 4600

Bhasin

4490

Clinical Chemistry& Urinalysis

MTEC 4490

Semler

2333

Capstone in Public Health

HHP 4800

Shepherd

1605

Special Problems in Accounting

ACCT 4490

Thayer

 

English Comp II

ENG 1020

Wessel

3055

Honey Bee Biology

AGRI 4450

Moore

1787

Introduction to Health Profession

AHS 1010

Latchem

2122

Polling and Survey Research

POLS 451 - C

Gruszczynski

3050

Religious Ethics

PHIL 3050

Rocheleau

COMM 2400 – Media Writing
COMM 4020 – Communications in Organizations
COMM 3910 – Media Relations
COMM 1010 – Public Speaking
COMM 4910 - PR campaigns
COMM 2000 - News Reporting
COMM 4760 - Video Production II
CSCI 4930 - Topics
HIST 2010 - American History I
HIST 2020 – American History II
SOC 3750 – Population Dynamic
SOC 4850 – Sociology of Food
SOC 1010 - Intro to Sociology
SOC 4910 - Sr. Capstone
WS 2060 – Intro to LGBTQ
WS 2050 – Women & Culture
ENG 1020 – Composition 2
ENG 1010 E – Composition 1
ENG 1010 – Composition 1
ENG 2030 - World Literature
ENG 4600 - Special Topics
ENG 3010 – American Literature
LDEV 3200 – Community, Leadership, Strategy, Social Change
SW 3530 – Social Work and Military
SW 3700 - Child Welfare II
ACCT 4490  - Special Problems in  Accounting
BIO 4080 – General Ecology
BIO 4330 - Aquatic Biology & Water Quality
BIO 2440 - Sustaining Biodiversity
HHP 3190 – Rhythms, Plays and Games
HHP 2120 – Rhythmic Movement & Education
HHP 3010 – Adapted Physical Education
HHP 2030 - Youth and Adolescent Health
Spanish 2010 – Intermediate Spanish
Spanish 304 A - Study Abroad
Spanish 304 B - Study Abroad
AHS  1010– Intro to Health Care Professions
ART 4130 – Design Center
ART 4050 - Ceramics III
Honors 300x – Colloquim
MedTech 4490 - Clinical Chemistry  &  Urinalysis  
POLS 451 -  Applied Polling and Survey Research
POLS 4260 - Campaign Strategy
AGRI 4450 - Honeybee Biology and Beekeeping
PHIL 3050 - Religious Ethics

Alexandra Wills Director, Center for Service - Learning & Community Engagement
Tracy Nichols Instructor, Communication Department
Marsha Lyle - Gonga Assistant Professor, Political Science
Elaine Berg Associate Professor, Library 
Sue Evans Associate Professor, Professional Studies
Perry Scanlan Associate Professor, Allied Health
Jill Eichhorn Associate Professor, Languages & Literature
James Kane  Faculty Development Analyst, Teaching & Learning Center
Christina Hicks Goldston Assistant Professor, Communication Department