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Integrative Learning Center

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Integrative Learning Center
College of Southern Maryland
LR Building, Room 205
Michelle Simpson, Director
msimpson@csmd.edu
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
301-934-7699

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Service-Learning Program

 

 

 COM 1450-Groups, Teams and Leadership classes joined forces during National Hunger and Homeless Week to fill the shelves of Children's Aid Society of Waldorf with non-perishable food items. The "Stuff-a-Bus" food drive was intended to bring attention to the importance of donating non-perishable food items.

What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning combines service to the community with student learning in a way that improves both the student and the community. A national study of Learn and Serve America programs suggests that effective service-learning programs improve academic grades, increase attendance in school, and develop personal and social responsibility. Whether the goal is academic improvement, personal development, or both, students learn critical thinking, communication, teamwork, civic responsibility, mathematical reasoning, problem solving, public speaking, vocational skills, computer skills, scientific method, research skills, and analysis.

FY13 Service-Learning at CSM:

13
Departments offering SL courses
53 SL course sections offered
473 Students enrolled in SL classes
>14,000 Approximate hours of service completed by CSM students