Service-learning is service to the community that takes place within the curriculum. It 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. At UNCP, faculty and students take part in service-learning to enhance learning and achievement in a wide variety of majors and minors, supported through a partnership between UNCP's Office of Academic Affairs and Division of Student Affairs.
Faculty and students benefit from service-learning in many ways. It helps you become someone who has the perspective and tools to solve problems, features that will set you apart in your professional life. What's more, it gives you the opportunity to develop your personal goals and values at the same time you accomplish your academic goals. Finally, service-learning empowers you to take part in the life of our community, as an informed voter, a team player, and an effective leader.
Christie Poteet, director of service-learning, and the 2011-2012 class of Faculty Fellows in Service-Learning are here to help you make the most of your service-learning experience. Thanks to regular workshops, diverse community partnerships, a service-learning library, grants, and mentoring, Ms. Poteet and our faculty fellows can help you get started, support you as you undertake your project, and help you assess and evaluate your work at the end of the semester.
Thank you for your interest in service-learning. Explore the handbooks posted here to learn more about service-learning at UNCP, and dive into the many resources available through the Office for Community & Civic Engagement to experience UNCP's commitment to Robeson and surrounding areas. And don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an e-mail to let us know how we can help you bring service-learning into your classroom.
Christie Poteet, M.A., Director of Service-Learning
Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
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