The Community Engagement Office is available to help any faculty member set up a Service Learning element in their courses.
With assistance from the Community Engagement Office, the course instructor determines objectives and goals for what he/she hopes the students will learn
In order for students to gain credit for their service learning experience, meaningful educational, academic, and work learning is required. Filing, phones, and general office duties alone do not constitute a quality service learning experience. We would like for it to be the mutual goal of Mount St. Mary’s College and the employer to have our service learning students exposed to and participate in “hands on” operations in order to gain the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding of the field.
Components of Service Learning Course:
Provides an opportunity for academic skills and knowledge to be applied in a community service setting.
Each of these components are necessary in order to create a valuable, reciprocal service and learning relationship between the students, community entity, teacher, and college.
The Community Engagement Office provides the following services to faculty:
For more extensive information on service learning or on planning a service learning course, please contact Kimberly Terrill, Director for Community Engagement or click here.