Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

Creighton University's Catholic, Jesuit mission encourages faculty to use their teaching and research to address local, national and global social issues. The Office of Academic Service-Learning offers assistance to Creighton University faculty who are interested in fostering positive social change through academic service learning courses and/or community-based research projects.

Academic Service-Learning Course Designation

Academic service-learning courses are designated by the Engaged Learning Committee, an interdisciplinary team of faculty and community partners that have expertise in the field of academic service-learning. This ensures a clear review process cycle, that basic criteria for AcSL have been met, and that curricula assessment and outcomes have been identified.

When you're developing your AcSL course, please refer to our Faculty Resource Guide. This tool kit contains information about AcSL criteria, identifying community partners, developing reflection activities, important documentation, and an overview of the AcSL course designation process.

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Faculty Development Opportunities

Academic Service-Learning Online Seminar

This asynchronous online seminar reviews best practices, identify tools and resources, and offer reflections to assist faculty in creating academic service-learning (AcSL) courses. Over the course of 12 modules, participants will understand key aspects of AcSL pedagogy, including teaching in online settings. Interested faculty can complete all modules to receive a Certificate of Completion in Academic Service-Learning pedagogy from the OASL.

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Individual meetings can be arranged to discuss aspects of academic service learning planning, including brainstorming, strategies, community partner identification and relationship development, or syllabus development.

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More Resources

Still need more information? Check out our More Resources page learn more about:

  • Searching for community partners
  • Selected readings in academic service learning
  • Publication & research opportunities
  • Professional associations & coalitions

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