Service-Learning and Faculty
Service-Learning is an effective teaching method used extensively across the country. At Eastern Florida State College, more than 157 faculty members integrate service with academic study. Many instructors have commented about the significant benefits of service-learning for students’ personal, civic, career and academic growth and say that their classrooms have been enriched by students’ real life experiences.
The staff at the Center for Service-Learning believes that faculty members are vital to service-learning. Faculty members are the best recruiters of EFSC’s service-learning students and provide many academic strategies to enable students to harvest meaning from their community experiences. Faculty members also can incorporate service-learning into the Maintenance of Continuing Contract process.
The Center can help faculty develop and utilize service-learning effectively. With hundreds of community partner placements and projects available, we can tailor service projects to your specific academic needs. We also have developed an intricate student placement and support system that enables you to concentrate your efforts on assessing students’ learning through their community based reciprocal experiences.
The Center has a Faculty Packet designed to help instructors incorporate service-learning into their courses or improve an existent service-learning component. For more information, contact the Center: Cocoa/Titusville/321-433-7610 or Melbourne/Palm Bay/321-433-5610.