What is Service-Learning?
Service-learning at Salem State is a teaching methodology in which students learn through thoughtfully organized service and structured reflection tied directly to academic objectives. Service activities, conducted with and meeting the needs of a community partner, foster civic responsibility and deepen academic understanding.
Service-learning courses are beneficial to everyone involved. Community partners benefit form the creativity and new level of energy that students and faculty bring to their organization in a sustainable way that often allows for more in-depth projects than a singular volunteer opportunity.
For more information on how you can get involved with service learning at Salem State, click on the appropriate link below.
The Service-Learning Team
The service-learning team at Salem State University is here to help both faculty and community partners interested in service-learning opportunities. Our team will work through the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) to provide tutorials, workshops and guidance.
The service-learning team consists of:
- Marc Boots-Ebenfield, PhD, director, Center for Teaching Innovation
- Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, PhD, faculty fellow for service-learning; associate professor, interdisciplinary studies
- Cindy Vincent, faculty fellow for service-learning; assistant professor, communications
They can be found in the CTI, Meier Hall, room 115, and reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.542.2545.