Faculty in Action

Service-Learning Designation Applications

Service-Learning at UNCP is defined as a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service into the course curriculum.  The course must incorporate service that enhances the learning objectives and helps meet a need in the community while employing methods of structured reflection. Each semester faculty must apply for a Service-Learning Fall or Spring Semester Designation. Applications are then approved through the Service-Learning Advisory Committee for official designation through the Office for Community and Civic Engagement. 

Service-Learning Designation Application Fall 2021

Service-Learning Fellowship Program

In partnership with the Teaching and Learning Center, the Service-Learning Fellowship program is a professional development opportunity for both faculty and students. Throughout the academic year, faculty and their student service leader work together to develop, implement, and assess a service-learning activity and take part in professional development workshops in interpersonal skills, community building, and servant leadership, workshops that aim to strengthen participants’ feelings of confidence, resilience, achievement, and significance. The Service-Learning Fellowship program awards a maximum of ten fellowships of up to $1,000 each year for service-learning projects that are responsive to community priorities and have an academic connection. The Service-Learning Fellowship program runs for the entire academic year, in which faculty commit to service-learning designation for the fall and spring semester.

The 2020-2021 Fellowship Cohort


  • Professor Hannah Baggott Anderson and Student Fellow Sophia Vazquez 
  • Dr. Kaitlin Campbell and Student Fellow Mary Thorn 
  • Dr. Jane Haladay and Student Fellow Zachary Young 
  • Dr. Scott Hicks and Student Fellow Caroline Flax
  • Dr. Lisa Kelly and Student Fellow Bailey Teale
  • Dr. Alice Kay Locklear and Student Fellow Glenn Drama Sutton 
  • Dr. Tamara Savage and Student Fellow Susan Wilson
  • Dr. Laura Staal and Student Fellow Sommer Nicole Stallings
  • Dr. Thomas Trendowski and Timothy White
  • Dr. Jose Rivera and Victor Gonzalez


Service-Learning Designated Courses Archives

The UNCP faculty brings Academic Service-Learning expertise across a range of disciplines by exposing students to diverse opportunities that are beneficial to student’s academic performance that also creates opportunities for students to develop desirable skills such as leadership, teamwork, time management, and written and verbal communication skills. Take a look at how UNCP faculty have been involved with academic service-learning by viewing publications and presentations, as well as current and archived listings of academic service-learning courses.