Freeman, Gust, and Aloshen explain why service-learning scholarship matters to both the university community and the neighboring community, and they discuss this with the added challenge of faculty who are building a promotion and tenure application.
Tania Mitchell "unpack[s] the elements that distinguish a critical service-learning pedagogy," providing reviews to dozens of articles and discusses newer approaches to the teaching of community-engaged learning courses.
This excerpt delineates the research that shows how community-engaged learning strengthens the objectives and goals of instructors who have implemented community-engaged learning courses.
This is an open-access resource.
Learn, Serve, Become.
"Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities" (National Service-Learning Clearinghouse).
CCEL is unique in its mission as it provides a link between Extension Services and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President representing Academic Affairs. This rare distinction unites two units within Mississippi State University to bring about the efforts stated in MSU’s Strategic Plan.
Service-Learning Focus Areas @ MSU:
Health, Promotion, and Nutrition
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)