As an integral component of the Vincentian Institute for Social Action, Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) provides an opportunity for students and faculty to connect with course concepts through a pedagogical approach whereby students actively engage in Vincentian service that benefits our local, domestic, and international communities. Additionally, AS-L allows faculty to implement what has been identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as a high-impact educational practice.
If you plan to include Academic Service-Learning into your course(s) for the fall semester (or future semesters), please take a moment to complete the AS-L Faculty Form. This form gives us a better understanding of your course focus and how we can help implement AS-L. We are requesting your syllabus as a way to dive deeper into your curriculum; it is not mandatory, just helpful!
AS-L staff is here to support you for questions regarding AS-L, assistance in finding a community partner, and/or help designing your AS-L assignment. Our department includes Frank Peluso, Director; Louis Saavedra, Assistant Director; and Lorraine Wright, Coordinator.
First-Year Seminar faculty should contact Lorraine at [email protected]. All other faculty should contact Frank ([email protected]) or Louis ([email protected]).
Thank you for your ongoing support of Academic Service-Learning at St. John’s University!