University of Vermont

Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning

For Current SL Faculty Designate Request SLTA Send Community Partner Info Send Us Photos

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Early SL Course Designation
Deadline: March 16

Service-Learning TA Request
Deadline: March 16

CTL / CUPS Panel:
“Teaching in the Field: Faculty Experiences in Community-Based Research”

March 12th, 12-2pm, Bailey/Howe

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

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

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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