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.

Recent Service-Learning Stories

12-11-2017

Building Community through Food

Nell Carpenter ’19 has developed an appetite for locally grown food, though many of the crops she’s raised recently have unfamiliar names and flavors. In her work last summer as an intern for the Huertas Project, a community-based program that provides migrant farmworkers with access to traditional Mexican foods, she’s ...

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06-15-2017

Promoting Public Health in Marginalized Communities

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.

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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