Service-learning refers to educational experiences that link academic course work with efforts to meet a community need. This kind of learning promotes:
- knowledge of course concepts and application of disciplinary material
- understanding of the field of study in a broader context
- a sense of civic responsibility.
The service-learning program serves to link teachers and learners to non-profit organizations with identified needs. We conduct workshops for faculty, provide support materials, and play the role of "matchmaker," connecting faculty to service organizations whose needs students may address as a part of their educational experience.
Many faculty at Bucknell are incorporating service-learning into their research and teaching, these faculty profiles feature some of their work.
There are many service-related opportunities here at Bucknell for students, faculty and staff to participate in civic engagement both on and off-campus, as well as in geographic regions both foreign and domestic.
Spend your break in service. Go on a Bucknell trip, work with a respected service organization, or create your own program.