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
In PT 303: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, students partnered with Stay Steady Vermont and physical therapists at UVM Medical Center to strengthen fall prevention programs for senior citizens, a community of Special Olympics coaches, three Northeast Disabled Athletic Association (NDAA) sports teams, and the Bridges to Health Program with UVM Extension to serve migrant dairy farmworkers. By supporting these ongoing community programs, they were able to contribute to the sustainability of long-term health promotion projects in the local area.
HDFS 001 partners with the King Street Center and the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, as well as the Boys & Girls Club’s afterschool program at the Integrated Arts Academy, focusing specifically on childhood development. These partnerships bring together local youth and UVM students, often from varying cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.