Service-learning and Civic Engagement at IU Kokomo
Indiana University Kokomo encourages the use of the pedagogy of service-learning. Faculty members who integrate service that is tied to the curriculum teach through this method. This teaching process can have positive effects on student learning, university spirit, and community involvement and integration. Best of all, Service-learning moves the university and the community toward shared goals.
What is service-learning?
Service-Learning: (as defined by the National Service Learning Clearinghouse) 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.
Service Engagement: (as defined by Indiana Campus Compact) refers to any endeavor that brings the community into the campus and the campus into the community, reciprocally, often addressing a social concern.
Service engagement may include community service, volunteerism, civic engagement, and applied learning.
- Indiana University Service-learning and Civic Engagement Advisory Board
- Faculty Resources
- Student Resources
- Community Member Resources
Indiana Campus Compact Membership
IU Kokomo is a member of the Indiana Campus Compact (ICC). The ICC is a part of the National campus Compact a national organization that works to promote civic engagement on campuses.