At TAMIU, service-learning is defined as an experiential learning pedagogy used in credit-bearing courses that engage students in relevant community service to advance public purposes. As part of the experience, students create meaningful connections by engaging in critical reflections that encourage academic, personal, and civic growth.
For example, students in a Science Principles Course achieve the service-learning goals by:
The Service-Learning Center-through faculty professional opportunities and community partnerships (and the Civic Engagement Certificate)- supports the development and implementation of service-learning courses to enhance student learning; promote personal growth' and encourage students to be active citizens in the local, national, and international community. We support the mission of the University by preparing students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse society. Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, the TAMIU Service-Learning Center aims to improve the quality of lives for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.
Service-Learning Center can help you with:
Service-Learning ExpoThe Service-Learning Center works with students during the Service-Learning Expo taking place in the Fall and Spring semesters. During the Expo, students showcase their service in the community and develop their presentation skills. To learn more about the Service-Learning Expo, click here.
Civic Engagement CertificateThe Service-Learning Center is proud to offer the Civic Engagement Certificate for students interested in engaging in their community and applying their academic skills. If you are interested in engaging with the local non-profit organizations and want to learn skills to be an empowered agent of change apply here!
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