Getting Started


For Faculty


Incorporating service-learning into a course can seem daunting. So we've gathered several resources to help faculty get started with developing a service-learning course.


10 Steps to Develop a Service-Learning Course

Click on any of the following steps to learn more.


  1. Consider how service-learning will enhance your course.

  2. Design your service-learning course.

  3. Develop community connections and form a partnership.

  4. Create a syllabus.

  5. Provide orientation and training.

  6. Supervise students.

  7. Implement reflection activities.

  8. Assess and evaluate course experience.

  9. Benefit from your efforts.

  10. Celebrate accomplishments.

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Also, click on the links below to access additional resources for developing a service-learning course.


  • Read the full Faculty Handbook for Service Learning for more information about understanding service-learning, developing your course, handling risk management, and promoting diversity.  The handbook can be found under "Faculty Handbook" in the navigation column.

  • Look through the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse's SLICE (Service-Learning Ideas and Curricular Examples) database for sample syllabi, project ideas, and lesson plans.

  • Explore the Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Library in the Center, Mims Hall 112. The library contains a wide variety of books, worksheets, and articles relating to community service, civic engagement, and service-learning.