We're excited to introduce the new Service-Learning Fellows Program, hosted in collaboration with the Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning Through Research!
Support for Faculty
The Service-Learning Program provides various resources and support to faculty members who engage in service-learning and community engagement, including:
- Course and syllabus consultation
- Assessment tools for students and partnerships
- Reflection tools for students
- Student service tracking through myNEU
- Recruitment of community partners
- Informational handout about each community partner for students
- Service-Learning Teaching Assistant to act as a liaison and resource for you, your students, and your community partners
- Publication and presentation opportunities
S-LTA Program: Support in the Classroom
Faculty members who choose to integrate service-learning into their course are offered the opportunity to be paired with a Service-Learning Teaching Assistant (S-LTA). S-LTAs are trained and supported by the Center of Community Service to assist faculty throughout the service-learning process, including, but not limited to:
- Acting as a thought partner;
- Matching students with community partners and maintaining accountability;
- Mentoring students throughout their service experiences;
- Nurturing community partnerships;
- Co-facilitating reflection discussions and assignments.
The Service-Learning Program can connect you with our diverse and constantly expanding network of community partners in Greater Boston, or help to support an existing relationship you already established with a community-based organization. View a list of our community partners.
Benefits of Service-Learning for Faculty:
- New areas for research and publication, and increased opportunities for professional recognition and reward
- Improved student discussion, participation, and engagement of students of all learning styles
- New relationship with community members
- Greater awareness of how academic areas of interest relate to social issues