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.

What is the official service-learning policy of Cal Poly Pomona?

  • The official policy for CPP was implemented in May 2018.  The official policy can be found here.  

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

Looking for a community partner to collaborate with?

Seeking to officially designate a class?

  • To attain an official "S" designation for your service-learning course, complete a Service-Learning Designation Form by the following dates:
    • Fall 2018 - April 20, 2018
    • Spring 2019 - October 1, 2018
  • Service-Learning Designation Form 2018-2019