In 2007-08 the Center for Service & Learning awarded $140,000 in grants to IUPUI departments and schools for work related to civic engagement.
Contact Mary Price for more information on events and other resources sponsored by the Office of Service Learning.
To learn more about Service-Learning and the IUPUI RISE to the Challenge Initiative, watch the Adobe Connect Presentation listed below or check out our FAQ below.
Service Learning and RISE (Adobe Connect presentation)--in this eleven minute presentation, Service Learning Specialist, Mary Price guides viewers through a quick overview of service-learning and civic engagement at IUPUI as well as ways students can plan and identify service-learning courses as work toward meeting the RISE Challenge.
RISE, Service Learning and Civic Engagement FAQ for Students - this document addresses many of the most frequently asked questions about civic engagement and service-learning we receive from students.
Each year the Center for Service and Learning collects information on the number and nature of service learning courses offered at IUPUI. This data forms one of the key lines of evidence that IUPUI uses to demonstrate the depth and breadth of civic engagement on key campus agendas such as the “Chancellor’s Doubling Initiative” and the "RISE to the IUPUI Challenge Initiative". CSL also uses this data for grant applications and other activities related to advocating for service learning and civic engagement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Last update 09/11
Service-Learning Course Inventory
The following links provide a profile of service learning courses at IUPUI. To review the courses for you or your unit use the filter functions in Excel to search by faculty member, department or school. Some files are preset to search by faculty member's last name or by school.
Please note that Service Learning may occur in a variety of contexts (first year courses, capstone courses, international service learning, civic internships, SL practica, and community-based research) which may not be captured in the course schedule as a Service Learning course or designated as an S course under RISE. The CSL attempts to collect the most inclusive set of course information to include undesignated course whichadher to IUPUI's definition of academic service learning.
|Year||Reports||Raw Course Data|
|2011-12||Course Data (Working Draft-04/19/2012)|
"S" Course Tracking for the RISE to the IUPUI Challenge (Registrar's Office)
|Students in SL Courses by School-Graphic||Students and Service Hours by School 2010-11|
|Contributed Service Hours by School-Graphic|
|Students in SL Courses by Department--Graphic||Students and Service Hours by Deparmtment 2010-11|
|Contributed Service Hours by Dept--Graphic|
“A course or competency-based, credit-bearing educational experience in which students (a) participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and (b) reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and (c) an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.”
Service Learning may occur in a variety of academic contexts including:
Because these types of experiences blend more than one pedagogy, they may not be labeled in the course schedule as a Service Learning course despite the fact that in terms of course delivery and design such a course may adhere to the IUPUI definition of academic service learning.
The Chancellor is interested in documenting ALL service learning courses, even though it may have another RISE or Experiential Learning course designation.
No. The two pedagogies are related but not the same. Experiential learning (or experiential education) is a broader umbrella of learning experiences of which service learning is one type.
Experiential learning is defined as formal, supervised learning experiences that rely substantially on students’ applying through direct experience the knowledge and information acquired through reading, simulations or electronic exercises, faculty instruction, or other modes of learning directly within the context and duration of the course. Consequently, all modes of experiential learning, including service learning, entail the integration of:
knowledge—the concepts, facts, and information acquired through formal learning and past experience;
activity—the application of knowledge to a “real world” setting; and
reflection—the analysis and synthesis of knowledge and activity to create new knowledge.
Experiential learning may occur on campus, in the community, or both. To see a list of experiential learning experiences documentable at IUPUI, visit the Registrar's Office.
Doesn’t the campus already collect this data through the RISE to the IUPUI Initiative?The short answer is: partially. Tags used to designate RISE service learning courses, aka. “S” courses, only capture a small percentage of courses that integrate service-learning components across the IUPUI campus. As a result, they significantly under-represent the breadth and depth of faculty, staff and student community engaged teaching, partnerships and scholarship.
The current gaps in tracking stem in part from:
Why can’t the Center for Service and Learning gather this information from my Faculty Annual Report? Faculty Annual Reports are not structured to collect the course data in a way that is reportable for these tracking purposes.
Who does the Center the Center for Service and Learning share this information with?The information provided by faculty and staff is shared in aggregate form via our website, with the deans of each schools, as well as in CSL’s Annual Report to Chancellor Bantz and to Dean Sukhatme. This data is also used in external grant applications used to increase support for civic engagement and community engaged scholarship at IUPUI. IUPUI has been nationally recognized as a leader and exemplar campus for civic engaement and service learning. You can review a list of some of the campus' awards here.