Academic Service-Learning connects concepts in the classroom to service experiences in the community. The CCE works with instructors to identify community organizations that offer service-learning placements to students.
Students choose a community agency from a list of opportunities approved by their professor and serve for a set period of time, usually 18 hours (or 2-3 hours per week) for the quarter. Professors ask students to draw upon their service experiences as an additional "text" through discussions, reflections, and assignments.
Project-based courses enable students to meet a community-identified need while practicing skills related to their academic discipline.