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 join our service-learning community and 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 research, professional development and interdepartmental collaboration are available through the Service-Learning Fellows Program.
Community Organizations that would like to partner with ACC can inform us of their volunteer needs and project ideas using the Community Partner Service-Learning Request Form. Once partnered, these organizations will be invited to collaborate with our faculty to generate meaningful and reciprocal service-learning experiences that both serve the organization and meet student learning objectives. Sustained partnerships offer community organizations a source of consistent and passionate student volunteers.
Students who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the ways their course content relates to their community can search for service-learning courses in the Registry. If there aren’t any service-learning courses available in your area of study, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.