The mission of the Service-Learning Program is to strengthen ACC’s relationship with the greater Austin community while simultaneously engaging students in the highest quality service learning experiences available. These experiences will deepen students’ understanding of course material and enhance their sense of civic responsibility.
The Office of Experiential Learning’s Service-Learning program serves three primary clientele:
Faculty who are interested in incorporating service-learning into their courses are invited to enroll in one of our upcoming Service-Learning Trainings. These workshops teach participants the fundamentals of service-learning, course construction, and implementation. Once completed, faculty will have access to the various supports available for service-learning course implementation through the Office of Experiential Learning. Further opportunities for professional development and interdepartmental collaboration are available through the Service-Learning Fellows Program (In Development).
Community Organizations that would like to partner with ACC can inform us of their volunteer needs and project ideas using the Project Proposal Form. Once partnered, these organizations will be invited to collaborate with our faculty to generate service-learning objectives and reflective activities that faculty can use in their classrooms. Sustained partnerships offer community organizations a source of consistent and passionate student volunteers.
Students that would like to gain a deeper understanding for the real-world applications of their course content within the community can search for service-learning courses in the Registrar. If there aren’t any service-learning courses available in your area of study, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.