Service-Learning at UA


Thanks to a generous donation from the Knight Foundation, faculty can now apply for a Service-Learning Mini-Grant. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis. Please click here for more details on how to apply!

Congratulations to the Pay it Forward class winners this year! The presentations were outstanding, and the projects were even better. Two of the winners even had their videos published on their nonprofits' websites. Click here to see what Lauren Garcia-Duplain's English Composition class did for Family Promise. Click here to see what James Durbin's Group Decision Making students created for Life Is Good No Matter What.

For more information contact:

Dr. Theresa S. Beyerle
Phone: 330-972-2154 
Fax: 330-972-5728

Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

The service-learning office in the Institute for Teaching and Learning exists to foster student engagement and enhance learning through service-learning at The University of Akron.

We offer:

    • Assistance integrating service-learning projects into coursework
    • Training on the basics of service-learning
    • Help building relationships with community partners
    • Support through writing and implementing service-learning grant proposal

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Reciprocal = Service benefits the provider as well as the recipient Rigorous = Service helps to achieve  specific academic goals and objectives
Relevant = Structured reflection about the service experience