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Academic Service-Learning

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What is Service-Learning?

Academic service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. At UNCP, faculty, and students take part in service-learning to enhance learning and achievement in a wide variety of majors and minors, supported through a partnership between UNCP’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs.

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What are the benefits of Service-Learning?

Faculty and students benefit from service-learning in many ways. It helps you become someone who has the perspective and tools to solve problems and skills that will set you apart in your professional life. What’s more, it gives you the opportunity to develop your personal goals and values at the same time you accomplish your academic goals. Finally, service-learning empowers you to take part in the life of our community, as an informed voter, a team player, and an effective leader.

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How can I get connected with Service-Learning?

Thank you for your interest in service-learning. Please refer to the menu to the right as it includes a variety of recourses available through The Office for Community and Civic Engagement to learn more about academic service-learning, see what other academic-service learning faculty have done in the past, and view current academic service-learning designated courses.

For additional information on incorporating academic service-learning into your course curriculum, contact Evan Long, Associate Director for Service-Learning, at 910-775-4722 or

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Service-Learning Faculty Fellows

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Academic Service-Learning Application

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Service-Learning Resources