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Benefits of taking (and teaching) Service Learning

Students, faculty, and community members all benefit from service learning courses.

 

1. Students report that taking a service learning courses results in:

  • a more engaging classroom experience
  • higher grades
  • better connections with their faculty members
  • greater satisfaction with their college experience
  • better career development
  • and studies show students who take SL courses have higher retention and graduation rates

See the new report from the American Association of Colleges and Universities, titled A Crucible Moment, pages 12-13 for the studies that substantiate the above claims.

 

2.Faculty also get a number of benefits…here are a few to consider:

  • Your class will be capped at 20 students
  • If selected for a Faculty Development Grant (a necessary prerequisite to teach a SL course), you will receive a $2,000 peer-reviewed award (that may be beneficial to your tenure and promotion file), professional development training, and form collegial relationships across the University.
  • A federal work-study student will be assigned to your course to take care of the logistical issues that arise with coordinating service work.
  • You can develop relationships with people throughout the Piedmont Triad Community
  • You will have access to some (minor) additional funds to support class projects and trips

 

3. Community partners benefit from the program as well. They receive:

  • knowledgeable and skilled students to aid in projects and programs
  • promotion of their agency’s mission through our students and the HPU Service Learning Program Website
  • a closer connection to HPU faculty
  • a more civicly-minded group of graduates who will enter the High Point community more ready to serve

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.

(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
admiss@highpoint.edu

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