Community Service-Learning (CSL) encourages students to get out of the traditional university classroom and engage with the world in order to make connections between theory and practice. Commonly, students who are enrolled in a CSL class complete approximately 20 hours of service (volunteer work) that benefits the community—often with a non-profit organization. Students’ reflection on their community service is one of the “text books” of their CSL class.
Community Service-Learning continues the Augustana tradition of community engagement by connecting students with the community of Camrose, its involved citizenry, and numerous and varied organizations. This series of CSL courses presents students with opportunities to meet people working in their field, and gain confidence in applying their knowledge in ways that maximize benefit to the community, student learning and the classroom experience.
If you have an idea for a CSL project or course, please do not hesitate to contact the Learning and Beyond office.