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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
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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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