Service-Learning

Howard University has a long tradition of service to the community.  It also offers students numerous opportunities for experiential learning through internships, co-ops, field work, and study abroad.  But how can HU faculty combine community service and experiential learning so that they enhance the students’ academic learning and benefit the community?  As you will see from the sources on this website, service-learning accomplishes this goal by promoting reflection and reciprocity through community service.  That’s why it is one of the “High Impact Practices” that educational researchers have linked to improved student engagement and retention.   As George Kuh (AAC&U, 2008) explains, “ A key element in these programs is the opportunity students have to both apply what they are learning in real-world settings and reflect in a classroom setting on their service experiences. These programs model the idea that giving something back to the community is an important college outcome, and that working with community partners is good preparation for citizenship, work, and life.”

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Service-Learning


Arvilla Payne-Jackson

 

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Jean Bailey

 

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Barbara Jacoby

 

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Design A Service-Learning Curriculum


Guidelines/Tutorials

How to develop a Service-Learning course
Constructing Service Learning Syllabi
Service-Learning Ideas and Curricular Examples (SLICE): Higher education
Faculty toolkit for service-learning in higher education.

Sample Syllabi

HU Syllabus Database
Campus Compact
Belmont University
Northwestern State University
University of San Francisco
Loyola University Chicago
DePaul University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Southern Methodist University
University of Georgia
National Louis University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne

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Prepare Students

 

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Work with Community Partners


Tutorials

Creighton University
University of Wisconsin-Madison: Morgridge Center for Public Service
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Referrals

CASL

Databases (Search for Clients)

Greater DC Cares
Montgomery County Volunteer Center
One Brick
Points of Light Institute
Time Banks
United We Serve
Volunteer Fairfax

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Assess Service-Learning


Rubrics

VALUE Rubrics
Rubric to Assess Service Learning Reflection Papers
Rubric for Levels of Reflection
Grading Rubric for Reflection Assignments
Assessment Rubric for Student Reflections
Tennessee State University's Surveys

Concept Mapping

Bubbl
Xmind

Assignments (General)

Evaluation of Assignments and Assessment of Objectives
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Publish Service-Learning Research

AAHE
Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning
Reflection: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning and Communication Literacy

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Find Other Service-Learning Resources


National Organizations

Greater DC Cares
Learn and Serve America
Learning in Deed
Montgomery County Volunteer Center
National Center for Learning and Citizenship
National Service Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC)
National Service Learning Exchange
National Service Learning Partnerships
One Brick
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE)
Points of Light Institute
Pre-Collegiate Service Learning Programs
Service Learning Network
Time Banks
United We Serve
Volunteer Fairfax

Other Websites