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University of Illinois Springfield

Experiential and Service-Learning University of Illinois Springfield

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The UIS Service-Learning Component combines public service with learning objectives. Service activities are combined with structured opportunities for students to link their tasks to the following benefits:

  • self-reflection
  • self-discovery
  • acquisition and comprehension of values, skills, and knowledge

The intent is that both students and the people they serve are changed by the activity.

Students engaged in service-learning provide community service to non-profit agencies in order to prepare for practical community-based problem solving.

Undergraduate students earn credit toward their degree through service-learning opportunities under two ECCE categories: Engagement and Elective.