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Service-Learning

Sharing the Stories of Service-Learning

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Service-learning is the incorporation of service into coursework to help classroom theory become real-life experience. These experiences can turn into powerful stories of how lives of both students and community members have been changed. 

Our office would like to hear those stories to help inspire, motivate, and model more service-learning. Send us your stories for publication in the biannual UA service-learning newsletter, "Together." Please email any stories or photos

Check out our current newsletter! Spring 2013

Previous editions of the service-learning newsletter, "Together."

Fall 2012                   Spring 2012

Fall 2011                   Spring 2011

Fall 2010                   Spring 2010

 

Fall 2011 Survey Results

The following survey was given to 14 classes with 13 different instructors to a total of 264 Student Respondents.

The demographics of the students ranged from freshman to senior with:

  • 119 women --- 145 men
  • 175 Caucasian
  • 64 African American
  • 22 Other (4 Latino, 7 Asian, 6 American Indian, 5 Multiracial/Other) (3 did not answer)
  • Age Range: 18-62, Average: 21.4

The students impacted 39 unique organizations.

Question %Strongly Agree % Agree % Neutral % Disagree % Strongly Disagree % No Answer
I will probably continue to volunteer in the community after the course ends. 21% 31% 35% 9% 2% 2%
As a result of my service-learning experience, I have improved my critical thinking and problem solving skills. 21% 42% 25% 7% 3% 2%
I think I have learned more in this class than I would have, had I not participated in a service-learning experience. 25% 30% 24% 17% 2% 2%
As a result of my service-learning experience, I have an increased level of awareness of cultural differences and attitudes towards helping others. 27% 38% 27% 4% 2% 2%
As a result of my service-learning experience, I have improved my communication skills. 25% 41% 24% 6% 2% 2%
As a result of my service-learning experience, I have an improved sense of civic and social responsibility. 21% 41% 27% 7% 2% 2%
I would like to enroll in more courses that offer service-learning. 12% 23% 43% 13% 7% 2%
The service aspect of this course helped me to see how the subject matter I learned can be used in everyday life. 27% 36% 25% 8% 2% 2%
As a result of my service-learning experience, I have improved my ability to work as a part of a team or group. 30% 39% 24% 3% 2% 2%

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