Meredith College Service-Learning Mission Statement: As a campus-community partnership, Service Learning engages Meredith students, faculty, staff, and diverse communities by integrating intentional service opportunities into the academic curriculum in order to respond to community needs. Service Learning aims to benefit students’ education, further faculty research and teaching, cultivate civic responsibility and lifelong learning, and foster community-campus collaborations
We remember 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see; however, we remember 90% of what we both say and do. The process of active experience combined with talking and thinking about what we did and learned from the activity results in learning that sticks! Service-learning combines the best of active learning and citizenship by connecting classroom learning with service projects that help the community.
Mark Your Calendars:
Applicaton/Syllabus Deadline for Spring -- contact email@example.com
For a course to receive the oficial Service-Learning designation in the course schedule, an application and the course syllabus must be submitted to the Office of Service Learning for review and approval. Email syllabi and applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Recognized for Innovative Use of Service-Learning in Foreign Language Classes
Callie DeBellis, instructor of foreign languages and literatures, traveled to Denver, Colorado for the annual American Council on the Teachersof Foreign Languages (ACTFL) conference in November. Her presentation was titled “Your Service-Learning Toolbox: An Instructor’s Guide to Language Classrooms.” This session explored how service-learning enhances the language classroom by challenging students to engage in the target language while thinking critically about their role as global citizens. Participants discussed different definitions of service-learning and explored concrete examples of language classroom projects, both in the U.S.
and abroad. DeBellisexplained how to form transformative relationships with community partners and shared with participants a variety of tools, including a model of critical reflection, to assist them in initiating service-learning projects in their language classrooms.
Faculty: Interested in making a course you teach SL-enhanced? Contact Cynthia Edwards at x8441.