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Mission, Vision & Goals

Since 1998 the Service-Learning Program staff have supported students, faculty, and community partners with course development, community partnerships, classroom assistance, and other services. Please contact the SL Director to learn about specific initiative or to contribute ideas or suggestions. Contact karabrascia@boisestate.edu or 426-2380.

Mission
The Service-Learning Program connects classes with the community through capacity-building partnerships in order to enhance student learning, address critical community issues, and encourage students to be active citizens in their local, national and global communities.

Vision
We envision all Boise State students graduating with the skills, knowledge, and disposition to be locally responsive and globally aware citizens. We envision a campus culture that supports teaching and learning environments in which civic engagement is highly valued, practiced, assessed, and recognized.

Values/Pillars
Reciprocal Partnerships
Asset-focused approaches
Reflective practices
Social responsibility

Program Goals
1. Expand opportunities for service-learning and civic engagement across disciplines and colleges.
2. Cultivate student civic leaders through community-focused coursework, jobs, and mentoring
3. Engage/support faculty as reflective teachers in service-learning and community-engaged scholarship
4. Advocate for the institutionalization of service-learning and culture of civic engagement across campus
5. Respond to critical community issues as expressed by the community

Location in the scheme of things
Service-Learning is a unit of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Academic Affairs, and has supported SL in over 40 departments.  SL maintains an active Advisory Board, as well as close ties to the Offices of Institutional Assessment, Communications and Marketing, and Academic Planning.  Service-Learning plays a large role in Boise State’s Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. The Service-Learning Program is located in Simplot-Micron building room 101.

Program History