University of Vermont

Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning

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.

CUPS Reports

Special Report: Service-Learning & Community Engagement at UVM

FY '15 CUPS Annual Report

CUPS 10th Anniversary Report, 2003-2013

Community-Based Research at UVM

Recent Service-Learning Stories


CUPS Celebrates Community-Engaged Teaching

On April 5th, 2017, we recognized strong service-learning and honored students, faculty and community partners - all of whom are needed to make this practice possible.  UVM offers approximately 100 service-learning courses every year, and the work done in these classes contributes to multiple communities across the state, helping ...

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In St. Lucia, Practicing Community Development through Service-Learning

Each Winter Break, while many college students head to tropical destinations for some much needed rest and relaxation, 20 UVM students and two professors head to the Caribbean for another reason — community development through service-learning.

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