Through ser­vice-learn­ing, CAMD stu­dents can hone their skills, knowl­edge, and social aware­ness while help­ing the larger com­mu­nity. Ser­vice-learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties com­bine course­work with social jus­tice, pair­ing chal­leng­ing aca­d­e­mics with the real needs of our communities.

Academic courses that utilize ser­vice-learn­ing engage stu­dents in faculty-coordinated ser­vice roles, projects, and/or research. Through­out the semester, stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in service that directly aligns with the course learning objectives and gain insight through for­mal, struc­tured reflec­tion. Service roles and projects are designed hand in hand with local nonprofit organizations, giv­ing stu­dents prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence while they make a dif­fer­ence to society.

Ser­vice-learn­ing has two vital parts:

  1. An orga­nized, course-specific service role or project designed to meet needs identified by the community.
  2. Structured reflection to develop deeper under­stand­ings of the discipline, the field, and the community.

Stu­dents have served as:

  • tutors and teach­ers aids
  • kitchen sup­port
  • greeters
  • pre­sen­ters of health education
  • hot­line sup­port representatives
  • men­tors
  • con­sul­tants
  • researchers
  • pro­gram evaluators
  • edi­tors
  • sur­vey administrators
  • advocates

To learn more about service-learning courses or the Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Program, visit the Service-Learning Web ­site.