Service-Learning at UVM
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Compared to peer institutions, UVM offers more service-learning courses and enrolls a higher percentage of its student body in SL courses. Like their counterparts nationally, UVM students report higher levels of academic challenge, greater interaction with a faculty member, and higher levels of critical thinking and real world problem-solving coming out of their SL courses (UVM NSSE report, 2014). The CUPS office facilitates these courses with programs for faculty, students and community partners. More information can be found in our annual & special reports below, as well as stories from University Communications.
Recent Service-Learning Stories
Dr. Suzy Comerford, associate professor of social work, is the 2018 recipient of the Lynne Bond Outstanding Faculty Award – the University of Vermont’s top award for community-engaged teaching/service-learning. This prestigious award is named for Lynne Bond (emerita) who founded service-learning at UVM in the late 1990s.
Service learning helps students prepare for their adult lives through deploying their academic skills on behalf of community organizations. Nursing and health sciences faculty engage with a range of community partners on campus, throughout the Burlington region and around the world.