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Service-Learning Courses at The Ohio State University
Service-learning is a form of experiential education in which students
engage in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs
and is linked with academic course content in such a way as to enhance
understanding of content as well as civic responsibility.
Initiative supports development, implementation, and evaluation of sustainable
service-learning courses and encourages community-based scholarship across the
curricula of The Ohio State University to enhance student learning, develop
student civic engagement, and foster ongoing collaboration with local and
global communities. Today, OSU offers more than 70 service-learning courses each
year in a variety of disciplines.
- uses experiential strategies
characterized by student participation in an organized service activity
- engages in service that meets identified
- connects service to specific
- provides structured time for
students to analyze and connect the service experience to learning
On May 30, 2007, the
Council on Academic Affairs approved the proposal for policies and procedures
for listing service-learning courses with an “S” suffix. This addition makes it
easier for students to locate service-learning courses and provides standards
for course design across the university. Due
to several administrative changes to the course systems over the past few
years, there are still many service-learning courses that do not carry the
S-suffix. To help students identify and faculty to promote service-learning
courses, we are currently working with administrators and faculty to make sure that
the bulk of service-learning offerings get the S-designation. For more information on the
S-designation and how it can benefit you, visit our Request
Service-Learning S-Designation page .
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