Applied and Service Learning Program Role
The role of the Applied and Service Learning Program is to be a liaison between SMC instructors, students in the program and community partners. As a liaison, the Applied and Service Learning Program helps to create and support partnerships between all participants. To learn more about what is applied and service-learning, the role of the Applied and Service Learning Program and the services provided to faculty, visit Applied and Service Learning Program Role.
Benefits of Participating
Participating in applied and service learning experiences can benefit various individuals. To find out more information on how the Applied and Service Learning Program can benefit you as an instructor, your students, and the program's community partners, visit Benefits of Participating.
Examples of Applied and Service Learning Project Ideas
Did you know that applied and service learning can be used across the curriculum, in all disciplines and levels of coursework? Are you interested in learning how you can integrate applied and service learning experiences into your course curriculum? For examples of project ideas based on general disciplines, visit Applied and Service Learning Project Examples.
Integrating Applied and Service Learning into your Curriculum
Perhaps you have volunteered in your community before and you think that your students could benefit greatly from performing some hands-on experience in the community? Maybe you want to enhance student learning with a new teaching method or bring more engagement into your classroom. What ever the reason, we recommend that if you are interested in learning more about the Applied and Service Learning Program at SMC or what to view a faculty checklist, visit Integrating Applied and Service Learning into your Curriculum.
Reflection Examples for Your Students
A key ingredient for transforming a student’s experience with a community partner into learning is through reflection. For examples of exercises you can implement in your classroom, visit Reflection Exercises Examples.
Applied and Service Learning Program Forms
Whether you are a student, faculty, or community partner, many of the forms you need to start your applied and service-learning experience with the Applied and Service Learning Program can be found on the Applied and Service Learning Forms page.
Community Partner Database
If you are an SMC faculty or student and need access to organizations who have registered with the Applied and Service Learning Program, this information can be found on our Community Partner Database page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions? We have answers to your questions. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for community partner, student, and faculty related questions.
Contact the Applied and Service Learning Program
The Applied and Service Learning Program welcomes the opportunity to discuss applied and service-learning concerns, questions about the Applied and Service Learning Program, and the role of Community Partners. To find out how tor reach the Applied and Service Learning Program, visit Contact the Applied and Service Learning Program.
The Faculty Guide serves as a resource for you and can help guide you through the process of developing and implementing of an applied and service learning component into your course. The guide answers questions about what is applied and service learning, how can you integrate it in your course curriculum, what are the requirements for your students to participate, and more.