Interaction with diverse groups and problem-solving for complex real world issues provide rich learning opportunities when coupled with guided reflection, class discussion, and skilled analysis relating to course content.
Service Learning extends education beyond your classroom into the community. If you would like to incorporate service learning into your courses, ask your academic advisor about service learning opportunities.
Service Learning Courses
Courses with a service learning component may be offered in any discipline at the undergraduate or graduate level, and are noted in the course catalog.
International Service Opportunities
Service Abroad is a four to five week independent summer or winter course that focuses on serving those who are less fortunate in other cultures.
It is an opportunity to perfect the balancing of academics, experiential learning, and personal growth experiences while expanding your self-giving.
Annual Service Learning Award
Awards for outstanding commitment to service learning have been given to both a faculty member and a student each Notre Dame Day since the award's inception in 2007.
|2007||Kathleen Marie Engers, SSND, Professor of Communication Arts||Bridget Smith '07|
|2008||Joanne Gladden, Ph.D., Professor of Nursing||Steffani McQuerry '08|
|2009||RaeAnn Wuestman, Ph.D., Professor of Education||Rebecca Jones '09|
|2010||Sally Wall, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology||Michelle Santos '10|
|2011||Susan Barber, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History||Stephanie Uza '11|
|2012||Leonor Blum, M.A., Associate Professor of History||Brianna January '12|
|2013||Linda Stilling, SSND, Professor of Modern Foreign Languages||Marianna Milkowski '13|