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Service-Learning courses are great ways to introduce new opportunities to students, faculty and the local community.  These opportunities provide benefits to all parties involved by giving students a new avenue of learning, giving faculty a new way of teaching, and giving communities the support and assistance they need of a local university.

Faculty and Institutional Benefits

  • Greater participant retention of course material 
  • Greater student awareness of community and “real world” issues 
  • More innovative approaches to classroom instruction 
  • Upholds the goals of the UIS mission statement: The University of Illinois at Springfield provides an intellectually rich, collaborative, and intimate learning environment for students, faculty, and staff, while serving local, regional, state, national, and international communities. 
  • Enhances opportunities for research and publication
  • Extends campus resources into the community 
  • Reinforces the value of the scholarship of engagement 
  • Builds reciprocal partnerships with the local community 
  • Provides good public relations 
  • Supplements the educational experience being provided by the University 
  • Allows the University to give back to the community through its students 
  • Can establish connections for other University programs
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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
217-206-6600

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