Students and Educators
Every semester, there is a variety of courses at UNO that incorporate service learning. Students are given the opportunity to apply classroom curriculum to actual community identified opportunities through hands-on projects. Service learning classes allow students to learn about the surrounding communities and the organizations that serve our community. Students who take service learning courses walk away with new skillsets and better course knowledge.
The Service Learning Academy supports courses partnered with community organizations as co-teachers and includes opportunities for students to experience a sense of community, civic engagement, and personal responsibility while building capacity and contributing real community impact.
Deciding on what course to take can be a challenge each semester, especially when you are seeking one that will be engaging and informative while still meeting your academic goals. To make that decision easier, the Service Learning Academy has created a video to inform students of the various types of service learning courses that exist at UNO and how to sign up for them. Check out the video here for more information on how to register for your service learning course today.
The Stephenson-Harrington Internship
In partnership with the Goodrich Scholarship Program, the Service Learning Academy offers additional academic and financial support opportunities for Goodrich Scholars. Goodrich Scholars pursuing any major who have completed 50 credit hours at UNO and maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply and upon acceptance are placed in community based sites in the community or in major-related offices on campus. Scholars work for no more than 10 hours a week and receive approximately $1000 for the fall semester. All interns also enroll in a one-hour per week seminar (for which they receive 3 hours of Public Administration credit). The Stephenson-Harrington Internship has existed since 1992 and is well regarded on campus and in the community. For more information, contact Kirsten Case at 402.554.4043 or email@example.com.
UNO faculty members and Omaha metro area P-16 educators develop partnerships with local community organizations, small businesses, government entities, and social entrepreneurs, to collaborate and create projects and service activities. These collaborations and projects give UNO students relevancy and application to their courses, while they also support community needs.
The Service Learning Academy provides various resources for the development and implementation of quality service learning. To learn more about how we can support your project, view our Information for Educators page.
In addition to creating engaging learning environments, service learning also leads to new avenues for research and publication. For students and educators interested in research opportunities, please view the following pages.Conference Opportunities
Research Resource Site