Academic Service-Learning Designation Applications
Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) 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 AS-L Fall or Spring Semester Designation. Applications are then approved through the AS-L Faculty Fellows for official designation through the Office for Community and Civic Engagement.
Fall 2023 Academic Service-Learning Application
Academic Service-Learning Academy Program
In partnership with the Teaching and Learning Center, the Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) Academy program is a professional development opportunity for both faculty and students. Throughout the academic year, faculty and their student mentee 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 S-L Academy program runs for the entire academic year, in which faculty commit to S-L designation for the fall and/or spring semesters.
The 2022-2023 Academic Service-Learning Academy Cohort
- Dr. Amber Rock and Kacia Grant (Biology)
- Dr. Jamie Mize and Noah Freeman (American Indian Studies/History)
- Dr. Keara Ndhlovu and Kamren Lewis (Social Work)
- Dr. Kelly Barber -Lester and Emma Cooke (Education)
- Dr. Jennifer Whittington (Education)
- Dr. Scott Hicks and Caroline Flax (English, Teach and Learning Center)
- Dr. Jane Haladay and Ahelayus Oxouzidis (American Indian Studies)
- Dr. Dena Breece and Hannah Torres (Business)
- Professor Shelia Harris and Joana Rebollar-Baltazarv (Business)
- Dr. Scott Cohen and Shelby Perry (Business)
- Fellowship Co-Leads Evan Long, Aspen Andersson, and Timothy Moore
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.