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Service Learning - Faculty

What is service-learning?

  • Service-learning is a pedagogy that provides students with structured opportunities to learn, develop and reflect through active participation and thoughtfully organized community involvement.
  • It enhances the academic experience of students by relating academic content and course objectives to issues in the community.
  • Service-learning integrates assessment and student reflection on the interrelationships between course content and community-based learning activities.
  • Conducted in the community, it meets the needs of the students, faculty and community partners and fosters civic competence and engagement. 

How do faculty benefit from service-learning?

  • Integrates teaching and research to generate scholarship on teaching (teacher-scholar).
  • Creates an environment to engage and motivate students.
  • Promotes demonstrated knowledge of academic material and applications.
  • Fosters faculty awareness and community involvement.

Interested in creating or revising a service-learning course?

  • For assistance with creating or revising a service-learning course, please contact Christina Gonzalez-Salgado, the service-learning coordinator at (909) 869-4574 or
  • For official university procedures regarding service-learning course administration, please download the following document: Campus Official Procedures. (DOCX)

Looking for a community partner to collaborate with?

  • For a listing of official community partners, click on Community Partners Listing (pdf).
  • For assistance with selecting a new community partner for your course, please contact Christina Gonzalez-Salgado, the service-learning coordinator at (909) 869-4574 or

Seeking to officially designate a class?

  • To attain an official "S" designation for your service-learning course, complete the Service-Learning Course Designation Form (PDF) by the following dates:
    • Winter 2014 - September 26, 2014
    • Spring 2015 - January 30, 2015
    • Summer 2015 - March 27, 2015

Required Forms

Community Partner Forms

Service-Learning Student Forms

“It is one thing to do a problem in a book. Now there is a real person in front of you with a problem and you have to correctly address it. It gets interesting.” – Accounting Professor William Foley