In 2010, NSU earned the prestigious, elective Carnegie Foundation Designation as a Community Engaged Institution in both categories: “Curricular Engagement” and “Outreach and Partnerships”. Click below to learn more.
Nova Southeastern University faculty plays a critical role in student development, both inside and outside the classroom. As research continues to shed light on the importance and positive impact of infusing service learning into the undergraduate curriculum, Nova Southeastern University aims to provide these experiences to our students. Below are a series of resources, including sample syllabi, reflection material, and links to peer-reviewed material related to making a connection between community-based learning, issue-based education, and relating work in the community back to the curriculum. Additionally, NSU was given the honor in 2011 of being named as one of 20 colleges nationwide committed to community service. View the entire article at USA Today Online.
NSU's Service-Learning Definition
Florida Department of Education-Defining Service Learning
Florida Campus Compact
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Community-Based Learning: Humanizing Education
Shumer, R. (1994). Community-based learning: Humanizing education. Journal of adolescence, 17(4), 357-367.
Community-Based Learning: Engaging Students for Success and Citizenship
Melaville, A., Berg, A. C., & Blank, M. J. (2006). Community-Based Learning: Engaging Students for Success and Citizenship. Coalition for Community Schools.
Community-Based Research as Pedagogy
Strand, K. J. (2000). Community-based Research as Pedagogy. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 7, 85-96.
Below are sample syllabi and other curriculum materials provided by the Campus Compact national office.
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General Education Biology at Miami-Dade College
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Community Based Research in Education at University of Notre Dame