Benefits of Service-Learning for Faculty

  • Offers a new way to teach familiar material and to engage students more deeply in learning.
  • Provides opportunities for focusing teaching and research in a community setting.
  • Gives new faculty members the opportunity to become more familiar with their community.
  • Opens a door to exploring other high-impact teaching practices.
  • Engages faculty members in deeper, more meaningful relationships with students.

(Jacoby, 2014)

Services and Support

USD’s Center for Academic & Global Engagement (CAGE) encourages faculty members to offer service-learning opportunities for their students by providing planning and financial support for community-based projects.

More information available in the myUSD Portal

Email engage@usd.edu to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable staff member who can help you integrate a community-based project in your course design.