Best Practices in Academic Service Learning
Connecting Community with the Classroom: Discussing Best Practices in Academic Service Learning
On Thursday, November 14, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in LRC109, the ASL Advisory Board is hosting a panel titled Connecting Community with the Classroom: Discussing Best Practices in Academic Service Learning. April Lindala of the Center for Native American Studies will moderate a discussion between five NMU faculty members representing building trades, business, education, English, and Native American Studies on exemplary projects and successful techniques for implementing academic service learning experiences. Can't make it at the start? Drop ins are welcome!
Academic service learning courses incorporate 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. ASL experiences can range anywhere from a few hours to a semester-long project. Current courses, potential projects and community partners, and designtation information, can be found on the ASL website (www.nmu.edu/asl) or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.