For Faculty & Staff
The Appalachian Center for Civic Life is eager to assist faculty and staff who would like to incorporate a service-learning component in their classrooms or campus programs.
ACCL staff members are available to consult with faculty members about possibilities for service learning - we will share syllabi, discuss community needs and possible service placements, and answer questions about structuring the class. We also provide classroom assistance, including:
- Assistance with creating developmentally appropriate service sites and student placement within these sites
- Service contracts for use with site supervisors and students
- Correspondence with service sites, such as letters of introduction and quick response to situations that need attention
- Midterm and end-of-semester evaluation and assessment instruments for service sites and students
- Accounting procedures and weekly progress reports that document students’ progress toward fulfillment of the service requirement
- Tools and techniques for facilitating reflection sessions in the classroom
- Staff help with designing and/or leading reflection sessions
Below are some other resources for service-learning information:
- Campus Compact is a national coalition of college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education. Campus Compact keeps a bank of service-learning syllabi for a variety of academic disciplines.
- Professional conferences such as the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement and the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement offer faculty professional development and publishing opportunities to advance their careers in engaged teaching and learning.