Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
In 2018, UWG applied to the Carnegie Foundation for recognition as a Community Engaged institution. The application asks the following questions about service learning:
- Does the institution have a definition, standard components, and a process for identifying service learning courses?
- How many designated, for-credit service learning courses were offered in the most recent academic year? What percentage of total courses offered at the institution?
- How many departments are represented by those courses? What percentage of total departments at the institution?
- How many faculty taught service learning courses in the most recent academic year? What percentage of faculty at the institution?
- How many students participated in service learning courses in the most recent academic year? What percentage of students?
- How is this data gathered, by whom, with what frequency, to what end?
UWG’s Definition of Service Learning
Service Learning is a structured teaching and learning strategy within a course that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and address community priorities.
The Instructor is equipped with knowledge and resources to ensure that:
- The need is identified by the community being served.
- Students engage in critical reflection.
- The service is aligned with student learning outcomes for which the student receives academic credit.
- It is a mutually beneficial partnership that balances student learning with service to the community.
Adopted by the Faculty Senate, November 30, 2015
The Office of Public Service and Outreach will continue to work with the campus on development of service learning.