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:
- An organized, course-specific service role or project designed to meet needs identified by the community.
- Structured reflection to develop deeper understandings of the discipline, the field, and the community.
Students have served as:
- tutors and teachers aids
- kitchen support
- presenters of health education
- hotline support representatives
- program evaluators
- survey administrators
To learn more about service-learning courses or the Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Program, visit the Service-Learning Web site.