April 7, 2016
To NOC faculty and instructors--
The National Youth Leadership Councils (NYLC) defines service learning as "an approach to teaching and learning in which students use academic knowledge and skills to address genuine community needs."
NYLC uses this example--
Picking up trash on a river bank is service.
Studying water samples under a microscope is learning.
When science students collect and analyze water samples, document their results, and present findings to a local pollution control agency – that is service-learning.
Before completing service learning projects, students should complete the form linked below. In addition, individual agencies might require students to complete liability forms.
If you plan to have a service learning component, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org a description of the component in a few sentences. In addition, let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of any help as you plan a service learning endeavor to enrich students’ classroom experience.
Dr. Rae Ann Kruse
Dean of Academic Services