At the University of Northern Iowa, service-learning (SL) is a class-based experience, co-created with community partners, intended to expand and deepen discipline-specific knowledge and skills, strengthen the community, and develop a student’s sense of civic responsibility. In service-learning classes:
Service-learning supports UNI Strategic Plan goal #3, Community Engagement.
The University of Northern Iowa’s Initiative - Enhancing Service-Learning at UNI allows faculty/instructors to designate their courses as a service-learning course. The service-learning (SL) designation allows students to intentionally seek out courses that include a high-impact practice, proven to be significantly beneficial for students of all backgrounds.
More details: UNI Office of Community Engagement: Course Designation