University of Vermont

Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning

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Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Preparing Students to Work in Diverse Communities in Internships & Service-Learning
(Blackboard Jungle Symposium Series)

April 1st, 3-4:30pm
Marsh Billings Lounge

CUPS Annual Service-Learning Awards
“Partnerships” - Barbara Jacoby

April 16, 4-5:30pm, Waterman Manor

Workshop with Barbara Jacoby: Reflection in "Consultant-Model" Service-Learning
April 17, 11:30am-1pm
Waterman 427A

Award winning SL faculty member Donna Rizzo teaches one of her service-learning engineering courses. Photo: Sally McCay

CUPS is a faculty development office, under the Associate Provost for Teaching & Learning. We collaborate with other faculty development units here at UVM, and with similar civic engagement offices at other institutions. We also uniquely engage in community outreach for collaborative partnerships.

Resources & Services for Faculty

CUPS staff support faculty through individual consultation, presentations, workshops, and our Faculty Fellows for Service-Learning program. We assist with all elements of service-learning project development & design, including community partner identification. We offer grants and a Service-Learning Teaching Assistant program to support courses, scholarship about service-learning pedagogy and other community-engaged initiatives. We will also gladly work with small groups of faculty on particular areas of interest, or help departments map engagement opportunities in their curriculum. We maintain a Resource Library of up-to-date materials in the field.

Look through the following pages for more details or give us a call.

Recent Workshop Topics

  • Introduction to Service-Learning Pedagogy
  • Critical Reflection:
    Tools for supporting the learning in service-learning
  • Service-Learning in the Curriculum:
    Models & options
  • Service-Learning Plugged In:
    Effective use of technology for service-learning projects and reflection
  • Project Management Tools in Service-Learning
  • Service-Learning & Social Justice
  • Cultural Competency in Service-Learning Classes:
    Preparing students for community-based experiences
  • Advance Your Scholarship with Undergraduate Researchers:
    Strategies, considerations, and resources
    (in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Research)
  • The Engaged Department:
    Service-learning at all levels of the curriculum
  • Scholarship of Community-Engaged Teaching
  • Internships, Service-Learning & Employee Recruitment at UVM
    (for community partners)


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