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Service-Learning Scholars

Service-Learning Scholars

The Service-Learning Scholars program is for faculty who wish to incorporate the service learning pedagogy in already existing courses. Service learning components should enhance and enrich existing curricular learning outcomes rather than change them. 

After completion of the program, Scholars will have a strong working knowledge of service learning and will have the tools needed for course development.  Below is the Scholars expectations of Scholars and program topics.

Expectations of Scholars
  • Identify a course you wish to incorporate service learning pedagogy into and submit previous course description and syllabus;
  • Complete the Service Learning Scholar application;
  • Attend, prepare for, and participate in all five seminars
  • Teach your service learning course in the upcoming academic year;
  • Contribute to the growth of academic service-learning at UNH by attending Experiential Education Academic Service Learning Subcommittee meetings;
  • Showcase your academic service learning course on Experiential Education Day;
  • File course syllabus and sample activities with the Experiential Education Office; and
  • Lend your expertise by mentoring future Service-Learning Scholars.

Service-Learning Scholars Topics

Topic Core Competencies
Discover Service Learning Pedagogy Scholars will define service learning and its academic basis, key components, and impact.
Establish Community Partnerships Using an asset-based approach, Scholars will develop effective strategies to cultivate community partnerships and learn how partnerships can apply in developing service learning curriculum.
Design a Service Learning Course Scholars will design a service learning course and activities by establishing and assessing course objectives, learning outcomes, and competencies for students. Scholars will explore syllabi, texts and resources to assist in curriculum development.
Integrate  Critical Reflection Using four core elements, Scholars will learn how to integrate reflection activities into a service learning course. 
Pursue Service Learning Opportunities Scholars will learn about opportunities to collaborate with community organizations on long-term initiatives, participate in research projects, write for publication, and develop workshops.  Scholars will find out how to integrate academic service-learning with scholarship to advance promotion and tenure.