Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning (CUPS)
The CUPS Office was founded in 2003 to support service-learning courses at the University of Vermont. In 2011-2012, over 80 service-learning courses were offered, reaching approximately 1,850 students with community-based learning opportunities. We train 25 students a year to work as Service-Learning Teaching Assistants in these courses, and we collaborate to offer research fellowships to students who conduct research for and with community organizations. We work with faculty in every school and college of the University; connect to community partners in Burlington, Vermont, the US and overseas.
The CUPS mission is to connect the university and community as partners in addressing real world challenges through engaged scholarship and transformative learning experiences.
Services offered by CUPS staff include:
- Individual Consultation
- Trainings and Workshops
- Faculty Fellows Institute and Stipends
- SL Course Implementation Grants
- SL Teaching Assistants
- Resource Library
The CUPS staff has expertise in service-learning pedagogy,
community-based research practices, high-impact educational
practices, and the scholarship of engagement.
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