Service-Learning supports Duke's commitment to knowledge in the service of society by connecting civic engagement to the curriculum.

 

2014-15 by the numbers:

36

Departments offering SL courses

78

SL course sections

1273

Student enrollment in SL courses

25,460

Approximate hours of service by Duke SL students

 
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Call for proposals: Spring 2016 Service-Learning courses

We are pleased to be accepting new requests for the service-learning label for spring 2016 at this time. Thanks to the continued support of Trinity… Read More...
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2014-15 Highlights

2014-15 was another great year for service-learning at Duke! As a result of our work: Sixteen new service-learning courses were offered. Duke students contributed approximately25,460… Read More...
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Service-Learning Fall Teaching Showcase

With nearly 80 service-learning courses each year, representing more than 35 academic units, our campus is becoming a hotbed of creativity and diversity when it… Read More...
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2015-16 Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program

Launched in 2014-15 with nine Fellows, the Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program is a learning community in which new and experienced service-learning practitioners deepen their knowledge,… Read More...
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LEAPS Summer Fellows 2015

Now in its third year, the LEAPS Summer Fellows program awarded stipends to allow two fellows to build upon their experiences in a service-learning setting… Read More...
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What is service-learning?

Service-learning is a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

~ National Commission on Service-Learning, 2002


Faculty members who teach service-learning courses arrange specific service opportunities that both enhance the educational goals of a course and serve the public good by providing a needed service in the community.

Students taking service-learning courses commit to completing a certain number of hours of service work outside of class, and to reflecting on this work through class discussions and assignments.

Community partners receive assistance from students and often enjoy the intellectual stimulation of collaborating with Duke faculty members and students to support the academic goals of the course.

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