Walk in Hours:
WHAT IS SERVICE- LEARNING
As a public liberal-arts university, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire commits to educating students for full participation in society. One essential aspect of full participation is public service. Our Service-Learning requirement fosters habits of public engagement in our students and encourages them to serve society. At UW-Eau Claire, Service-Learning includes both service and learning to promote the common good.
- Service-Learning is service because it must benefit others. Service-Learning can make education a collaborative effort where students benefit society by exercising both the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
- Service-Learning is learning because it must educate students. It challenges them to apply concepts and principles they have learned in their college coursework to their other experiences—and to apply experiential insights critically and creatively to their college learning. Service-Learning also fosters academic and personal growth.
Service-Learning is an opportunity for students at UW-Eau Claire to give back to the local community, or their home community. It provides a way to learn skills, investigate careers, and build a personal network. Service-Learning makes education a collaborative effort; students benefit society by exercising the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Completing 30 hours of Service-Learning is a requirement for graduation from UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire has been named to the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. Submitted projects/programs are listed below:
General Community Service was named WITH DISTINCTION
Dr. Donna Lehmkuhl, ECLIPSE
Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Blugold Beginnings
Dr. Wendy Makoons Geniusz, Languages; featured the Ojibwe Language Revitalization project
Brenda Thalacker, Accounting & Finance; featured the VITA Program
Ana Hernandez & Maria Hernandez, Costa Rica Study Abroad; featured study abroad to Cabuya and Isidro
For the 2015 reporting period, the Center for Service-Learning reported 7,010 students serving their communities for 380,691 hours. For more information about the Honor Roll, please go to: http://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/honor-roll