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"In doing we learn."
~George Herbert, Poet

Faculty Community Engagement and Service-Learning Information
  • What is service-learning?

    The most widely accepted definition of Service-Learning states it is "a course-based, credit-bearing education experience in which students (a) participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs, and (b) reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility." (Bring and Hatcher, 1995).

  • Faculty benefits for offering service-learning?

    Faculty benefits to offering service-learning?

    • Easier to engage with students who have different learning styles.
    • Attract civic-minded students to your course.
    • Encourage active learning where students and community partners contribute to the learning process.
    • Service-learning experiences add new insights and dimensions to classroom discussions.
    • Foster relationships between UCR students to Riverside community organizations, which can open other opportunities for collaborative work.
    • Diversify your CV.
    • Make a positive impact in our community.
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