As pedagogy, service-learning can reinforce any course’s connection to Chaminade’s mission. Extensive research “proves” that well-implemented service-learning is highly effective in promoting student learning outcomes.
COVID-19 Adaptations & Virtual Alternatives
In these challenging times, service is needed more than ever, and students seek relevant applications of academics. Through service-learning, we can make a difference, even when in-person interaction is not possible. Most of our usual projects have been temporarily suspended, but there are many new opportunities for virtual service-learning; please use this kit (Portal login required for access).
- The 7-minute video linked at the top of the page is intended to be viewed as you peruse the document
- The S-L guidelines/requirements are simplified, and we can do these virtual projects whether courses are face-to-face or online
- There are many other resources linked to the kit; most require Portal login for access. View a spectrum of virtual projects, including synchronous and asynchronous options, tips from other faculty and more.
Incorporating Service-Learning into Your Course
For simplified guidelines in light of COVID-19, see the section above.
For standard service-learning guidelines (face-to-face projects), use the resources below.
This can be easy! If you’re feeling daunted, just contact the Service-Learning Office.
- Best Practice Guidelines >> (must be logged into the Portal)
- Service-Learning Requirements & Course Approval >> (must be logged into the Portal)
- Successful Syllabus Submissions >>
Supporting Our Service-Learning Students
- Instructions for Students >>
- Reflection Strategies >>
- Scholarships, Awards and Other Related Opportunities >>
- Present at Service-Learning Day >>
Facilitating and Assessing Outcomes
- Instructions for Incorporating Outcomes >> (must be logged into the Portal)
- Example of a Basic Rubric Based on the CUH S-L Outcomes>>
- Example of a Rubric Based on the NSSE, with Reflection Tips >> (must be logged into the Portal)
Opportunities for Research, Publication, Scholarship
- Faculty Engagement, Scholarship and Service >>
- Community-Engaged Scholarship (CES) Resources >>
- Venues for Publication >>
- Community & Civic Engagement at Marianist Universities >> (must be logged into the Portal)
- Books, journals, toolkits available on campus >>
- Service-Learning Courses: Professors, past and present >>
The Chaminade Service-Learning Faculty Resource Handbook was disseminated at Faculty Retreat, when the Retreat focused on service-learning. It includes information about syllabus/course development, different types of service-learning, assessment rubrics, curricular links for all disciplines, reflection strategies, and information about using S-L as a vehicle for research and publication. Contact the Service-Learning Office if you would like to access the Chaminade Service-Learning Handbook.
Contact Candice Sakuda if you have any questions and/or concerns.