Students benefit from community engagement and service-learning through...

  • hands-on use of skills and knowledge that increases relevance of academic skills
  • accommodation of different learning styles
  • interaction with people of diverse cultures and lifestyles
  • increased sense of self-efficacy, analytical skills, and social development
  • valuable and competitive career guidance and experience
  • opportunities for meaningful involvement with the local community
  • increased civic responsibility
  • "It brings books to life and life to books."

Service-learning has a positive effect on students...

  • personal and interpersonal development
  • leadership and communication skills
  • reducing stereotypes and facilitating cultural & racial understanding
  • sense of social responsibility and citizenship skills
  • commitment to service
  • academic learning
  • ability to apply what they have learned in "the real world"
  • career development
  • relationships with faculty involved in service-learning
  • satisfaction with college

The Institute for Learning and Teaching. (2007). CSU Service-Learning Faculty Manual, Fourth Edition. Colorado State University. http://tilt.colostate.edu/guides/tilt_servicelearning/index.cfm

University News
December 2, 2016
Twenty executives from 14 central Iowa companies have graduated from the Executive Education Center at Drake University’s Leading Others program. The intensive 18-month program enhances participants’ ability to lead organizations through times of stability and change.
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