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Academic Service Learning Courses

Current Courses

Past Courses

Community Partner Wish-lists


 Academic Service Learning Updates


NMU ASL is excited to announce that we have teamed up with TV6 and Fox U.P. to highlight academic service learning projects on the Thursday of each week during the Winter 2015 semester. Segments can be viewed live during the early morning and late night news or below via the archived links. 


Construction Management


Athletic Training


Graphic Communications


Protected Area and Land Management


Banquets and Catering


Advanced Audio Production


Masters of Public Administration - Grant Writing


Native American Studies


Masters of Higher Education in Student Affairs - Diversity Officer


Sociology and Anthropology - Archaeology 


Advanced Media Production

Check out NMU ASL's new Facebook page! Though quiet during the summer, the Facebook page will showcase up-coming speakers, current research in the field, and course designation information throughout the fall and winter semesters.

The results from the Student Experience Survey are in! Out of the 1,338 students who were in ASL courses last fall, 293 completed the survey. Faculty interested in obtaining individual course results can email

  • 91% either agreed or strongly agreed that the community participation aspect of this course showed them that they can become more involved in the community
  • 81% felt that their interactions with the community project enhanced their learning and/or understanding in the course
  • 32% said their ASL experience helped clarify their major
  • 41% said their ASL experience helped clarify their career choice
  • 45% said their ASL experience exposed them to new career possibilities

What is Academic Service Learning?

Academic service learning is an exciting teaching methodology that incorporates community service as a means of helping students gain a deeper understanding of course objectives, acquire new knowledge, develop professional expertise and engage in civic activity.

Academic Service Learning vs. Community Service

Academic Service Learning Statistics

ASL Course Designation

Designate your course for the Winter 2015 or Summer 2015 semester. Designations are accepted throughout the year but must be submitted at least two weeks before the end of the semester.

Course Designation Form (New or Blanket)
Renewal Course Designation Form
Serve on the ASL Advisory Board

Past and present NMU faculty with an interest in growing academic service learning are welcome to serve on the Academic Service Learning Advisory Board. The goal of the program is to have at least one representative from all academic areas of study, as well as student service areas, on the board. The current committee co-chairs are Dr. Heidi Stevenson and Dr. Jennifer James-Mesloh.

 More on the advisory board

    ASL Quicktips! Videos

    Academic Service Learning (ASL) has many opportunities for faculty and students. Check out these videos and start your ASL experience today.