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
Since the 1960s, scientists at the University of Vermont have been documenting the decline of red spruce trees, casualties of the damage caused by acid rain on northeastern forests.
Jonathon Weber ’13 hit the jump hard. His small bike rose straight off the pile of dirt and for half a heartbeat he hung suspended in the air at the Maple Street Bike Park in Essex, Vermont. “That was fun,” he said quietly, a few minutes later. “Sometimes I wipe out, but there’s value in falling down and getting up ...