Information for Faculty

The Service-Learning Center offers faculty development workshops and individual consultations for course development. For more information, please visit Senator Zaffirini Student Success Center 223, email servicelearning@tamiu.edu or call 956.326.3135.

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Service-Learning Summer Seminar 2020

The Service-Learning Summer Seminar 2020 is a 2-day development opportunity that will allow you to learn about SL pedagogy and help you develop your service-learning course. This seminar will be facilitated by Dr. Marcela Uribe and Ms. Leonela Preciado.

On average, 70% of faculty attending a Service-Learning Seminar implement a SL course the following semester. The seminar is scheduled for TBD. To learn more about the summer seminar, please contact Dr. Marcela Uribe at marcela.uribe@tamiu.edu.

Service-Learning Course Designation

The Service-Learning Center will work with the Registrar’s Office to formally designate a course service-learning (SL) on the University’s class schedule. The purpose of the label on the class schedule (SL) is for students to be aware the course will require a service-learning component.


For a course to be formally designated as a service-learning course on the class schedule, it should meet the following criteria:

  1. Students engage in a minimum of 10 hours (direct or indirect contact) of planned service activities.
  2. The service experience is integrally related to the academic subject matter of the course.
  3. Coursework involves critical reflection on the relationship between academic course content and the service experience.
  4. Coursework involves critical reflection on the personal/professional and civic dimensions of the service experience.

For your course to show up on the Fall semester schedule for 2020, please submit your application by March 27, 2020. Link is right below.

Request a Service-Learning Course Designation

We would also invite you to schedule a meeting with the Service-Learning Center staff. A meeting is not mandatory, but we would welcome the opportunity to hear about your ideas in-depth and would be glad to discuss your questions and concerns.

For future semesters, please submit requests for fall courses by spring break and requests for spring courses by the fall midterm grades deadline. Once we have approved your request, we’ll work with your department to ensure that the SL label appears in the registration system and if appropriate, the course catalog.

Service-Learning Faculty Handbook

Service-Learning Faculty Handbook cover

View the Service-Learning Faculty Handbook

Please visit our office to check out service-learning books for the development of your course.

View the list of books.

For a list of our Community Partner Directory, please email us at servicelearning@tamiu.edu with your request.

Service-Learning Center

Killam Library 415 | 956.326.3135 | servicelearning@tamiu.edu