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Service Learning Benefits


  • Provides students with documented experiences
  • Enhances student’s resumes
  • Promotes critical thinking
  • Broadens horizons
  • Improves communication
  • Promotes ethical and moral development
  • Improves social awareness
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Provides opportunity to apply classroom knowledge (active learning)
  • Provides career exploration and improves occupational skills
  • Develops citizenship skills



  • Enhances and enriches teaching - innovative pedagogy
  • Improved faculty/student interactions
  • Improves faculty evaluations
  • Limitless research/publication possibilities
  • Work in faculty teams
  • Access to SL Course Protocol as resource
  • Make/improve connections with the community
  • Campus, community, state, regional and/or national recognition
  • Grants available


  • Improves student preparation for work and transfer to senior institutions
  • Improves student satisfaction and retention
  • Enriches the curriculum
  • Monitors the relevance of academic material
  • Meets the community needs Increases learning opportunities
  • Improves linkage to the community
  • Reorients educative process to meet human needs
  • Meets Blinn's conception of educational roles
  • Generates community support


  • Increased human resources for problem solving
  • Increased ability to hire good students
  • Increased future citizenship support / commitment
  • Augmented service delivery