Advisory Committee


The UNCP Academic Service-Learning Advisory Committee (SLAC) connects courses with the community through high impact academic service-learning opportunities in order to enhance student learning, faculty curriculum, and to address local community and surrounding region needs.


The UNCP SLAC will work to create a campus environment that supports teaching and learning opportunities in which service is greatly valued, practiced, evaluated, and recognized though academic service-learning. UNCP Academic Service-Learning supports the mission of UNCP, “Changing Lives through Education”, by supporting students to achieve the lifelong skills, knowledge, and character to graduate as civically engaged and competent citizens.

Service-Learning Goals

  1. Recruit and develop faculty in academic service-learning across all disciplines and surrounding schools.
  2. Provide support for faculty and staff teaching service-learning courses.
  3. Develop new and strengthen existing community based partnerships in high impact service-learning programs.
  4. Engage at least 50% of first year students in high-impact academic service-learning.
  5. Create and institutionalize a campus culture of service for students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding communities.

Sandy Jacobs, M.A.T.

Associate Director for Service-Learning


Hannah Anderson

Literacy Commons Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor/English


Dr. Jane Haladay

Associate Professor/American Indian Studies


Dr. Jonathan Ricks, PhD, LPC, NCC

Assistant Professor, Field Placement Coordinator for Professional School Counseling

Faculty Fellow

Laura Staal

Dr. Laura Staal

Assistant Professor/ Educational Specialties (Reading)