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Service Learning

Service Learning, as defined by Learn and Serve America, "is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities."

At Hiram College, service learning courses:

  • Provide academic content and experiences whose student-learning outcomes are enhanced by activities beyond the traditional classroom
  • Provide service activities, which by design reinforce course learning objectives & enhance student learning
  • Identify and provide a service, such as volunteering of time and giving of resources, to members of a local, national, global or ecological community
  • Offer structured opportunities for reflection
  • Enhance civic responsibility and create a broader understanding of opportunities for civic engagement within the discipline being taught
  • Provide student preparation and support for service activities
  • Respect and acknowledge the sustainability of the service and relationship with the community partner
  • Maintain mutual respect and reciprocity between students and the community partner
  • Include systems for student, course, and community partner evaluations
Ancient World but Modern Lessons: A Talk About Race Before Whiteness in Ancient Greece and Rome
While we tend to view race as a universal idea, it’s actually a modern concept shaped over time, based on historical context and circumstances. A...
From Curlers to Chainsaws
Hiram writers to read their essays about women and their machines A Singer sewing machine, prosthetic limb, chainsaw, curling iron and several other gadgets reveal...
Poetry with purpose
Hiram College English professor reflects on humans’ impact in new poetry collection, ‘Local Extinctions’ Most people have heard of plant and animal species going extinct...
Student writers to be recognized at ‘An Evening of Hiram Writers’ on April 5
Hiram College will celebrate and honor its student writers at An Evening of Hiram Writers at 7 p.m. on April 5 in the Alumni Heritage...
Senior Paul Dickerson is Literary Contest Finalist
Senior Paul Dickerson joined the ranks of other past creative writing majors, and was a fiction finalist at the 56th Annual Lex Allen Literary Festival...
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For advising and more information, please contact:

  • Jeff Swenson,
    Department Chair and Associate Professor
  • 330.569.5328
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