Welcome Faculty members! This is your stop to learn more information, get involved, or access resources on Service Learning. If you haven't already done so, learn What is Service Learning.
Why Service Learning?
Service Learning is designed to be mutually beneficial for all involved. Learn more about the Benefits of Service Learning. Below are a few highlights of the potential benefits for Faculty:
Improve student engagement, satisfaction and retention
Enhance applied learning/experiential education opportunities
Deepen student understanding of course content
Provide students with opportunities to meet real community needs and make a difference
Explore your own personal passions and creativity
Assist in achieving LCCC's EDUCATION & COMMUNITY cornerstones
Other LCCC Benefits: President Letter of Recognition to Dean, personal Faculty Profile, and invite to Level II Advisory Committee
How To Get Involved?
- Review Faculty Roadmap to gain a basic understanding of Service Learning and the LCCC Service Learning Program.
- Contact the Faculty Liaison for an orientation or to ask questions.
Teaching with Service Learning
Below are a few resources for faculty who are currently/planning to teach with Service Learning.
Faculty Roadmap (pdf)
This Roadmap is a "quick guide" to understanding and beginning with Service Learning.
In both a downloadable and online version, the Faculty Manual provides comprehensive and detailed information on teaching with Service Learning as well as participating in the LCCC Service Learning Program.
Community Partner Directory
View a listing of established community organizations who currently partner with the LCCC Service Learning program. (Note: Though LCCC encourages projects that address our main partner needs listed here, LCCC Service Learning projects can also be formed through Faculty/Student identified partners.)
Community Partner Needs/Wishlists
About 1 month before the Fall & Spring semesters begin, the established Community Partners submit their "Wishlists" for potential Service Learning projects. These Wishlists are posted next to the organization's name on the Community Partner Directory. Faculty members can view these needs and contact the partners if they see an initial connection.
The Student Service Learning page provides resources for both students taking Service Learning courses and Faculty teaching them. Below are three highlights:
Provides Faculty more knowledge beyond the basics of service learning as well as sample documents (e.g. Timesheets).
Service Learning Faculty Profiles
Provides a list of current LCCC Faculty members who are teaching with Service Learning, their courses, project examples, and contact information. Feel free to contact your fellow colleagues to disuss their Service Learning pedagogy.
Access the main forms used by the Service Learning program.
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