Planning a service-learning activity for your course can be a daunting task, especially for the first time! In many cases, starting a small class project, giving students optional opportunities and/or awarding extra credit may be manageable ways to begin incorporating service-learning into a course. Below are several resources available to faculty who wish to include service-learning in their instruction.
Regardless of the activity or service project, it must be linked well to curriculum and only you - the instructor - can truly determine what learning objectives should be paired with service.
Agency partners, community members, colleagues, former and current students can attest that any type of community service or civic engagement with positive outcomes provides for rewarding memorable experiences. Such celebrations are optional. With adequate planning, these positive experiences can be extra special by planning a celebration activity!
For more information contact:
Carla Redden, Service-Learning Coordinator, Maysville Community & Technical College
(606) 759-7141 ext. 66190