North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707
Service Learning (SL) is an effective teaching strategy that is now being widely utilized in higher education. It is used here at NCCU by more than 40 faculty members. Its effectiveness has been demonstrated by research and reports from faculty at NCCU and across the country. This focus on teaching and learning is endorsed by the American Association of University Professors, Campus Compact, American Association of Higher Education and many other academic societies and professional organizations.
At NCCU, this implementation effort is coordinated by the Community Engagement office. Registering your course with the Community Engagement office provides many benefits:
Guarantee that your students will receive their required service credits toward graduation
Assistance with finding agencies and developing projects
Orientation sessions for your courses from trained Community Engagement staff
Access to grant information for supplies and service learning projects
Support with assessment and evaluation of the service learning portion of your course
There are a myriad of service learning resources on the web and available in the Community Engagement office to help get you started. You can also download hardcopies of the following resources:
Reaching Higher: Tips for Developing and Teaching a Service Learning Course