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Information for Advisors

UConn is proud to offer an increasing number of Service Learning courses across disciplines and schools.  Advisors can play a vital role in raising awareness and increasing student interest in Service Learning courses. We ask your assistance in ensuring students understand:

1) when a course may have a service learning component,

2) what SL means for the student (service project integrated with coursework),

3) how the University Academic Plan and mission support this type of coursework,

4) that the University has received the Carnegie Designation based upon outreach and service learning initiatives

5) the student benefits that stem from these unique experiential learning opportunities

 

Definition:  Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

 

UConn Mission 

The University of Connecticut is dedicated to excellence demonstrated through national and international recognition.  As Connecticut’s public research university, through freedom of academic inquiry and expression, we create and disseminate knowledge by means of scholarly and creative achievements, graduate and professional education, and outreach. Through our focus on teaching and learning, the University helps every student grow intellectually and become a contributing member of the state, national, and world communities.  Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, we embrace diversity and cultivate leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  As our state’s flagship public university, and as a land and sea grant institution, we promote the health and well-being of Connecticut’s citizens through enhancing the social, economic, cultural and natural environments of the state and beyond.

 

Carnegie Designation/Classification

UCONN’s Commitment through Outreach and Service Learning

In 2010, UConn earned the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Engaged Institutions.  The classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification, meaning that it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. The elective classification involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments, and requires substantial effort invested by participating institutions. It is an institutional classification; it is not for systems of multiple campuses or for part of an individual campus.

 

Classification Definition

(http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/descriptions/community_engagement.php)

Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.

 

Student Benefits

Intellectual Growth & Development
  • Basic skills including expressing ideas, reading, and using technology
  • Higher level thinking skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Skills and issues specific to the experience motivation to learn
  • Application of knowledge
  • Observation, creativity, insight, judgment, and knowledge
  • Improved professional skills

Social Growth & Development

  • Social and Civic responsibility and concern for others
  • Political efficacy
  • Civic participation
  • Knowledge and exploration of service-related careers
  • Understanding, communicating, appreciating and empathizing with others of different cultural, economic, social, etc. backgrounds

Personal Growth & Development

  • Leadership development skills
  • Empowerment
  • Moral development
  • Self esteem
  • Character development
  • Improved social interaction
  • Increased willingness to take risks and seek challenges

 

Spring 2015 Service Learning Designated Courses

The following courses have been approved by the Service Learning Committee based upon these criteria that make up a service learning course.

1 – Collaborative partnerships consisting of the following aspects:

  • Need identification
  • Project development
  • Engagement in project
  • Evaluation of partnership and project and sharing of results with community partners
  • Willingness to share results

2 – Integration of course content and service

3 – Ongoing critical reflection/analysis

 

Spring 2016 SL Courses

Class Nbr Subject Area Catalog Nbr Class Section Academic Career Campus Session Description Instruction Mode Auto Enroll Sections Enrollment Capacity Enrollment Total Reserved Capacity Available Unreserved Available Wait List Available Instructor (Role) Hours/Days/Location
14411
ECON
3431W
Z81
Undergrad
STMFD
Regular
Public Finance
Service Learning
 
19
1
 
18
0
Oskar Harmon (PI)
11:15AM – 12:05PM / MoWe /
4274
EDLR
5103
001
Graduate
STORR
Regular
Assessment Student Affairs II
Service Learning
 
10
0
 
10
0
Blanca Rincon (PI)
9:30AM – 12:00PM / Tu / GENT201
14160
HORT
3540
001
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Garden Center Management
Service Learning
 
25
2
 
23
0
Joseph Bonelli (PI)
5:00PM – 6:15PM / TuTh / YNG327
7670
NUSC
1161
001
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Husky Reads:Int Food&Nutr Chld
Service Learning
 
4
1
 
3
0
Ann Ferris (PI),
Susan Coleman (SI)
8:30AM – 12:15PM / Tu / JRB251
6179
PHRX
5021
001
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Phar Practice Experience VI
Service Learning
 
100
95
 
5
0
Philip Hritcko (PI)
2:00PM – 4:00PM / Tu / RHBA201
5893
SAPL
540
001
R Hicks
STORR
Regular
Garden Center Management
Service Learning
 
25
0
 
25
0
Joseph Bonelli (PI)
5:00PM – 6:15PM / TuTh / YNG327
13799
HDFS
3343
W31
Undergrad
WTBY
Regular
Family Life Education
Service Learning
 
27
1
 
26
0
Beth Russell (PI)
12:20PM – 1:45PM / Th / WTBY203
14682
HIST
3674
W31
Undergrad
WTBY
Regular
Hist of Latinos/as in U.S.
Service Learning
 
30
0
 
30
0
Ruth Glasser (PI)
3:30PM – 4:45PM / TuTh / WTBY326
13719
URBN
1300W
W31
Undergrad
WTBY
Regular
Exploring Your Community
Service Learning
 
19
0
 
19
0
Ruth Glass

 

Fall 2015 Courses

Class Nbr Subject Area Catalog Nbr Class Section Academic Career Campus Session Description Instruction Mode Auto Enroll Sections Enrollment Capacity Enrollment Total Reserved Capacity Available Unreserved Available Wait List Available Instructor (Role) Hours/Days/Location
13595
NRE
1000
N60
Undergrad
AVYPT
Regular
Environmental Science
Service Learning
 
24
19
 
5
0
Syma Ebbin (PI)
11:00AM – 12:15PM / TuTh / MAR122
13470
ECON
3438W
Z81
Undergrad
STMFD
Regular
Contemp Problems in Economics
Service Learning
 
19
6
 
13
0
Oskar Harmon (PI)
3:35PM – 4:50PM / MoWe / DWTN312
13112
HDFS
3421
Z81
Undergrad
STMFD
Regular
Low Income Families
Service Learning
 
20
21
 
0
0
Monica Miller-Smith (PI)
1:10PM – 2:25PM / TuTh / DWTN107
13182
HDFS
3430
Z81
Undergrad
STMFD
Regular
Family-School Partnr
Service Learning
 
20
20
 
0
0
Monica Miller-Smith (PI)
11:20AM – 12:35PM / TuTh / DWTN107
6817
ARE
3222
001
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Marketing & Consumer Behavior
Service Learning
 
40
40
0 for RC Resource Econ major
0
0
Adam Rabinowitz (PI)
10:10AM – 11:00AM / MoWeFr / JONS229
8521
CHEG
4995
002
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Spcl Tpcs in Chemical Engineer
Service Learning
 
8
16
 
0
0
Kristina Wagstrom (PI)
3:35PM – 4:50PM / MoWe / OAK268
5023
EDLR
3547
001
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Intro to Sport Based Youth Dev
Service Learning
 
30
8
 
22
0
Justin Evanovich (PI)
11:00AM – 12:15PM / TuTh / ITE125
6655
EDLR
3547W
001
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Intro to Sport Based Youth Dev
Service Learning
 
19
10
 
9
0
Justin Evanovich (PI)
11:00AM – 12:15PM / TuTh / ITE125
5024
EDLR
5518
001
Graduate
STORR
Regular
Intro to Sport Based Youth Dev
Service Learning
 
10
9
 
1
0
Justin Evanovich (PI)
11:00AM – 12:15PM / TuTh / ITE125
9369
GEOG
4200W
001
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Geograph Analy of Urbn Soc Iss
Service Learning
 
19
14
 
5
0
Carol Atkinson-Palombo (PI)
11:00AM – 12:15PM / TuTh / AUST202
13508
HIST
1570
001
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Migrant Workers in Connecticut
Service Learning
 
8
8
0 for RC Honors Students only
0
0
Anne Gebelein (PI)
2:30PM – 5:30PM / We / JRB240
11504
KINS
1160
056
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Courses:Lifetime Sports Progrm
Service Learning
 
18
12
 
6
0
Michael Corral (PI)
11:00AM – 12:15PM / Th / GENT246
8012
NUSC
1161
001
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Husky Reads:Int Food&Nutr Chld
Service Learning
 
4
5
 
0
0
Ann Ferris (PI),
Susan Coleman (SI)
8:30AM – 12:15PM / Tu / JRB251
 
NUSC
3171
001
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Husky Nutrition I
Service Learning
 
7
5
 
 
 
Ann Ferris (PI)
2:00PM – 2:50PM / Mo / JRB251
14855
PNB
3120W
001
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Sci Writing in Neurobiology
Service Learning
 
19
19
 
0
0
John Redden (PI)
12:20PM – 1:10PM / Mo / BOUSA105
9717
POLS
3827
002
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Politics of Crime and Justice
Service Learning
 
50
43
3 for RC POLS Majors Only1 for RC Individualized mjr UCLAS
3
16
Kimberly Bergendahl (PI)
11:00AM – 12:15PM / TuTh / OAK112
7671
PT
5465
001
Graduate
STORR
Regular
Pub Engage in Hlth Promo
Service Learning
 
30
22
 
8
0
Susan Glenney (PI)
12:00AM – 12:00AM /  /
 
SAAS
272
001
R Hicks
STORR
Regular
Sustainable Animal Management
Service Learning
 
20
13
 
 
 
Amy Safran (PI)
11:15AM – 12:05PM / MoWe / YNG327
8765
UNIV
1840
001
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Learning Comm Service Learning
Service Learning
 
19
13
 
6
0
Richard Parnas (PI),
Ryan Baldassario (SI)
12:00AM – 12:00AM /  /
8766
UNIV
1840
002
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Learning Comm Service Learning
Service Learning
 
19
19
 
0
0
Richard Parnas (PI),
Ryan Baldassario (SI)
12:00AM – 12:00AM /  /
8767
UNIV
1840
003
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Learning Comm Service Learning
Service Learning
 
19
17
 
2
0
Richard Parnas (PI),
Ryan Baldassario (SI)
12:00AM – 12:00AM /  /
8768
UNIV
1840
004
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Learning Comm Service Learning
Service Learning
 
19
7
 
12
0
Silke Graefnitz (PI),
Thomas Deans (SI)
12:00AM – 12:00AM /  /
8769
UNIV
1840
005
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Learning Comm Service Learning
Service Learning
 
19
15
 
4
0
Silke Graefnitz (PI),
Thomas Deans (SI)
12:00AM – 12:00AM /  /
10570
UNIV
1840
006
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Learning Comm Service Learning
Service Learning
 
19
16
 
3
0
Daniel Clark (PI),
Jaci Van Heest (SI)
12:00AM – 12:00AM /  /
10571
UNIV
1840
007
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Learning Comm Service Learning
Service Learning
 
19
17
 
2
0
Daniel Clark (PI),
Jaci Van Heest (SI)
12:00AM – 12:00AM /  /
10572
UNIV
1840
008
Undergrad
STORR
Regular
Learning Comm Service Learning
Service Learning
 
19
16
 
3
0
Daniel Clark (PI),
Jaci Van Heest (SI)
12:00AM – 12:00AM /  /
13340
GEOG
4200W
W31
Undergrad
WTBY
Regular
Geograph Analy of Urbn Soc Iss
Service Learning
 
19
10
 
9
0
Philip Birge-Liberman (PI)
2:00PM – 3:15PM / MoWe / WTBY324
12125
HDFS
2200
W31
Undergrad
WTBY
Regular
Human Devel: Adulthood & Aging
Service Learning
 
38
38
 
0
0
Laura Donorfio (PI)
9:30AM – 10:45AM / Mo / WTBY326
12098
URBN
2000
W31
Undergrad
WTBY
Regular
Intro Urban & Communty Studies
Service Learning
 
24
19
 
5
0
Ruth Glasser (PI)
11:15AM – 12:30PM / TuTh / WTBY210

Spring 2015 Courses

Class Nbr
Subject Area
Catalog Nbr Class Section Academic Career Campus Description Instruction Mode Instructor (Role) Hours/Days/Location
14058 ENGL 3420 N68 Undergrad AVYPT Children’s Literature Service Learning Laurie Wolfley (PI) 7:00PM – 9:30PM / We / ACD208
13986 ECE 4902 3 Undergrad STORR ECE Design II Service Learning Ali Bazzi (PI) 12:20PM – 4:25PM / Fr /
5088 EDLR 5103 1 Graduate STORR Assessment Student Affairs II Service Learning Milagros Castillo-Montoya (PI) 9:00AM – 11:30AM / Tu / GENT201
8327 KINS 4300 1 Undergrad STORR Adv Sport Based Youth Develop Service Learning Justin Evanovich (PI) 8:00AM – 10:30AM / Th / GENT232
9336 NUSC 1161 2 Undergrad STORR Husky Reads:Int Food&Nutr Chld Service Learning Ann Ferris (PI), 8:30AM – 12:15PM / Tu / JRB251
Susan Coleman (SI)
7361 PHRX 5021 1 Undergrad STORR Phar Practice Experience VI Service Learning Philip Hritcko (PI) 2:00PM – 4:00PM / Tu / PBB131
13036 HDFS 3343 W31 Undergrad WTBY Family Life Education Service Learning Beth Russell (PI) 11:15AM – 12:30PM / Th / WTBY210
12938 SOCI 3425 W31 Undergrad WTBY Social Welfare and Social Work Service Learning Jeremy Driscoll (PI) 6:30PM – 9:00PM / Mo / WTBY218

 

Fall 2014 SL Designated Courses

Course Name Number Credits Title Faculty email
LLAS/HIST 1570 4 Migrant Worker Mark Overmeyer-Velazquez mark.velazquez@uconn.edu
PT 5465 1 Public Engagement in Prevention, Health Promotion, Fitness and Wellness Susan Sullivan-Glenney susan.glenney@uconn.edu
EVST 1000 3 Introduction to Environmental Studies John Andrew Jolly-Ballantine andy.ballantine@uconn.edu
NUSC 1161 1 Introducing Food and Nutrition to Children through Reading Ann Ferris aferris@uchc.edu
EKIN 1160 1 Lifetime Sports Program, Topic: Health & Education in Urban Communities Ann Ferris aferris@uchc.edu
NUSC 3171 3 Husky Nutrition I Ann Ferris aferris@uchc.edu
NUSC 3172 3 Husky Nutrition II Joshua Clauser clauser@uchc.edu
NUSC 4295 3 Special Topics in Nutrition: Healthy Aging Catalina Quesada quesada@uchc.edu
EDLR 5518 3 Introduction to Sport Based Youth Development Jennifer Bruening jennifer.bruening@uconn.edu
URBN 2000 3 Introduction to Urban Studies Ruth Glasser ruth.glasser@uconn.edu 
EDLR
3547 and 3547 W 3  Introduction to Sport Based Youth Development Jennifer Bruening jennifer.bruening@uconn.edu