Curricular Service Learning
Service learning courses use community service and structured reflection as part of the text of the course in order to provide students with experience in applying concepts and skills to “real world ” needs.
The activity undertaken during the course addresses a problem or concern identified by a community partner, and could include a wide range of activities, from environmental issues to educational needs of the community.
See our step-by-step guide to
Implementing Service Learning into Your Teaching
Service Learning Library
The Center maintains a library of books, journals and videos which are available for check-out by Denison faculty, staff and students. To borrow an item, please contact the Alford Center with the name of the item you would like, and the Center staff will deliver it to your office.
Please feel free to visit our office in the basement of Higley Hall at any time to browse through our offerings.
The Alford Center has begun to develop guides to service learning by discipline. While not exhaustive, these guides are intended to provide an introduction to service learning in the disciplines listed. We welcome your suggestions or additions to these guides. Additional information about these and other disciplines can be found at Campus Compact and Learn and Serve America.
These resource sheets were compiled by Denison's Americorps Vista, Eryn McGowan, with the support of Ohio Campus Compact.
- General Resources – For more information please see:
- Academic Service Learning Resources (Please visit Service Learning in MyDenison)
- Community Based Research (Action Research) Resources (Please visit Service Learning in MyDenison)
- Service Learning in the Disciplines:
- Biology Resources
- Chemistry Resources
- Environmental Studies Resources
- Geosciences Resources
- Math & Computer Science Resources
- Physics Resources
- Pre-Health Resources
- Psychology Resources
- Cross Disciplinary Resources – Includes general information that is not discipline specific but may be of interest to scientists.