In seeking to better connect social responsibility and ethical development to the academic mission of the university, a major concern of CESR is assisting with the organization and development of service learning courses at the University of Alabama that engage community organizations in partnerships with academic courses, a pedagogy known as service learning. By developing service learning courses in all academic disciplines of the University, CESR hopes all graduates cultivate a sense of their ability and responsibility to solve important structural problems facing their communities and are prepared to be competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives.
During the 2016-17 academic year, 157 UA service-learning courses – representing almost every academic discipline – collaborated with 93 community agencies. Nearly 8,700 students worked on 381 service-learning projects and 542 volunteer projects.
For more information about this exciting pedagogy, see What is service learning? Find the service-learning course list and community-service opportunities at The University of Alabama through Service-Learning Pro. SL Pro is a Web-based database to track and organize all service-learning and community-service activities at UA. Please contact Jessica Lovett at email@example.com to add your service-learning course to SL Pro.