In order to teach or continue teaching service-learning designated courses, faculty must first earn certification from the Office of Experiential Learning (OEL). This certification can be earned through participation in the Summer or Winter Institute for Service-Learning Pedagogy. Participating faculty will earn professional development credit and a stipend for their time.
These three day institutes are intended to standardize service-learning pedagogy at ACC, ensuring that all service-learning courses are utilizing best practices grounded in contemporary research. Participating faculty will learn more about service-learning theory, successful service-learning programs, and will engage in activities that they can then implement in their own courses.
Our next institute is presently being scheduled! You can learn more about our institute in our upcoming Spring Development Day Workshop!
Our Online Service-Learning Institute is currently in beta-testing. We are looking forward to opening up this opportunity for faculty development in mid-February, 2020!