What makes service learning effective? How can instructors find service learning opportunities? This session will help instructors develop strategies to engage students in effective community-based learning opportunities that serve genuine community needs. Participants will also learn to use UWL’s community portal to identify potential projects and community partners. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer, a copy of a course syllabus, and at least one learning outcome they wish to develop through service learning.
The American Association of Colleges and Universities includes community-based learning as one of its "High-Impact Practices (HIPs)." These practices are called “high-impact” because they tend to benefit all students, especially students from groups historically marginalized or underserved in college.