Service-Learning at Clemson University is experiential education in which community service complements academic course material. Combining learning goals and community service enhances both student growth and the common good. It allows both instructors and students to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in a public setting by performing tasks with or for a community or a specific public organization.
Service-Leaning improves students’ ability to apply what they have learned in “the real world.” These projects give faculty and students a greater sense of personal efficacy, personal identity, spiritual growth, and moral and interpersonal development. In addition, students make connections with professionals and community members that enhance learning and career opportunities.
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Faculty used service-leaning as teaching methodology
Students participated in a service-learning course
“Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It’s the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge.”
– Stephen Covey
Service Alliance Faculty Fellows are a Clemson leaning community who explore issues related to service-learning and community based research. Fellows also serve as a resource for other faculty interested in utilizing service-learning in their classrooms or developing a community-based research design.
Click below to read the Faculty Fellows’ reflections on their service-learning experiences.