What is Service-Learning?
The Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement supports the design, implementation, and evaluation of credit-bearing and requirement-based service-learning components and courses at the University of St. Thomas. OSLCE offers faculty:
Academic service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy involving a reciprocal relationship between the University and a community partner in which acdemic coursework and reflection are integrated with meaningful civic engagement; it is designed to enhance studens' learning and encourage social responsibility. For example, students in a sociology class might learn research methods by conducting surveys needed by community organizations. Instead of thinking about profit margins, students in business courses study project management or marketing by applying their skills for the benefit of a non-profit organization. Young theologians think about the Church's moral teachings, doctrine, and biblical interpretation by direct services. Service-Learning can be rewarding for students in any discpline. Imagine the possibilites of your growth.