Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Service-Learning

Academic Service-Learning Initiative

Mission

True to the mission of Albertus Magnus College to provide an education that is humanistically enlarging and practical in its application, the Academic Service-Learning Initiative cultivates partnerships between the College and the Greater New Haven Community that afford students the opportunity to practice civic engagement and social responsibility as they develop workforce and community leadership skills.

What is Academic Service-Learning?

Service-Learning is a structured experiential learning approach that connects academic course work, preparation, and reflection with community service through collaboration and reciprocal learning. The service-learning initiative cultivates partnerships between the College and the Greater New Haven Community that afford students the opportunity to practice civic engagement and social responsibility as they develop workforce and community leadership skills.

Goals:

Service-Learning experiences are designed to enable students to:

  • learn how their academic discipline or profession can meet the needs of society
  • engage in an organized service activity that is both relevant to the course and meets an actual need of the community
  • connect the service activity with course principles, theories and concepts
  • integrate critical thinking and reflection with academic learning
  • share their service work with the community partner, college community and public
  • develop their ability to create partnerships based on mutuality and reciprocity
  • gain an appreciation of social diversity through working with different populations

To learn more, contact:

Melissa DeLucia
Director of Experiential Learning and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Rosary Hall, Room 34
203-752-3063 voice
203-672-6669 fax
mdelucia@albertus.edu