In 2002, the FGCU Service-Learning Task Force defined service-learning for our campus as:
Service-learning is an educational experience designed to meet mutually identified community and university needs. It is integrated into the classroom for an enhanced understanding of course and discipline content. Service-learning is a reflective activity that increases knowledge and skills, and provides an enriched learning experience that contributes to personal and career growth. In addition, service-learning facilitates civic engagement and responsibility through reciprocal learning and sensitivity to cultural, economic, and social differences.
FGCU offers a course-based graduation requirement with Colloquium. Students fulfill this requirement through the course rather than through independent service projects. At the present time, there are additional service-learning courses that you may be interested in. Humanities and Senior Seminar are a few of the couses that offer a service-learning component.
Service-Learning at FGCU is...
- Sharing talents
- Developing new skills
- Learning through doing
- Exploring career options
- Broadening your horizons
- Expanding your perceptions
- Involving yourself in the community
- Opening doors to new experiences
- Thinking about your impact on social issues
- Applying theory to real life situations
- Considering connections in society
Service-Learning is... Eagles in action!