If you are a Normandale faculty member who would like to incoorporate service-learning into your course(s) we're here to help! Contact the Center for Experiential Education today.
Reflection is an essential part of service-learning as it encourages students to make meaningful connections between their service-learning experiences and their classroom content, thereby enhancing learning. Reflection helps students develop critical thinking skills, articulate their intellectual and emotional development, enhance their personal relevance in their service, and develop a greater civic capacity. For ideas of how to incorporate reflection in your class download the Center for Experiential Education's Service-Learning Reflection Resources handout for faculty.
Getting Started with Service-Learning Video
Normandale's Center for Experiential Education created a video, "Getting Started with Service-Learning," which instructs Normandale students on the service-learning process. You can post the Youtube link to your D2L site for online and in-person classes.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 950 college and university presidents-representing some 5 million students-who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students' citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships , and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum.
Minnesota Campus Compact
Minnesota Campus Compact is a nonprofit coalition of 49 college and university presidents committed to strengthening communities through campus-community partnerships and education for informed and active citizenship.
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
The Learn and Serve America National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC) supports the service-learning community in higher education, kindergarten through grade twelve, community-based initiatives and tribal programs, as well as all others interested in strengthening schools and communities using service-learning techniques and methodologies.
National Society for Experiential Education
The mission of NSEE is to foster the effective use of experience as an integral part of education, in order to empower learners and promote the common good. The goals of the organization are:
- to advocate for the use of experiential learning throughout the educational system and the larger community;
- to disseminate information on principles of good practice and on innovations in the field;
- to enhance the professional growth and leadership development of our members; and
- to encourage the development and dissemination of research and theory related to experiential learning.