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Service Learning

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." — Chinese Proverb


What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning is an educational method in which the service is integrated into the course curriculum and requires that the students reflect on their service activity. Service-Learning incorporates the mission of the College in the classroom allowing students to grasp "real-life" experiences in their field of study, while meeting community needs through service. Every semester new and exciting courses are offered at Westminster incorporating a service-learning component into the curriculum. Many Westminster Faculty include service-learning components. A good start is with the people designed as a Service-Learning Faculty Fellow by clicking on the SLFF link on the left.


Benefits of Service-Learning

  • Real-world experience helps with career exploration, skill-building, resume-building and networking
  • Involvement with important concerns helps students understand issues, builds their passions, and gives them skills
  • Applying abstract concepts or theories to real situations helps students understand course concepts and ask valuable questions
  • Improves self-efficacy
  • Students become more civically engaged.


Service-Learning Faculty Fellows

Service-Learning Faculty Fellows are those dedicated educators at Westminster College who make a commitment to incorporate a service-learning component into at least one of their courses. The SLFF program supports the design and implementation of individual courses as well as establishes an on-going commitment to increasing the number of faculty who are knowledgeable of and committed to service-learning. Westminster College is proud of all those educators who are or have been a Faculty Fellow.

Service Learning Faculty Fellows:

  • Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
    • Dr. Colleen Burke
    • Dr. Sherri Pataki
    • Dr. Kristenne Robison
  • Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
    • Dr. Kristin Park
    • Dr. Kristenne Robison
  • Fall 2009 - Spring 2010
    • Dr. Sherri Pataki
    • Dr. Scott Mackenzie
    • Dr. Katherine Robertson
    • Dr. Kristianne Vaccaro
  • Fall 2008 - Spring 2009
    • Dr. Eileen Morelli
    • Dr. Sherri Pataki
    • Dr. Kristin Park
  • Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
    • Dr. Amy Camardese
    • Dr. Keith Corso
    • Dr. Colleen Deisler
    • Dr. Cynthia Jones
    • Dr. Matthew Sivils
  • Fall 2006 - Spring 2007
    • Dr. Anne Bentz
    • Dr. Helen Boylan
    • Dr. Beverly Cushman
    • Ms. Evann Garrison
    • Ms. Joyce Hoellein
    • Dr. Terri Lenox
    • Dr. Eileen Morelli
    • Dr. Sherri Pataki
    • Dr. James Perkins
    • Ms. Milagros Swerdlow