What is Community Service-Learning (CSL)?
Community Service-Learning (CSL) encapsulates the University’s commitments to learning, discovery, and citizenship, and to connecting communities (Dare to Discover).
By completing a number of courses
with a CSL component, including our CSL-designated courses
, students can earn a Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning
The program also offers opportunities for students to serve as interns on local non-profit boards, and for U of A staff and graduate students to teach courses to adults facing barriers to education through the Humanities 101 program.
Community Service-Learning can take a variety of forms and can be either curricular or co-curricular. Curricular Service-Learning programs see students involved in projects that are directly part of, and relevant to academic coursework. Co-curricular Service-Learning is not associated with academic credit, but provides complementary learning opportunities as part of student life. For more information on co-curricular CSL opportunities, visit Residence Services or the Faculty of ALES.
U of A Augustana Campus in Camrose offers CSL through Learning and Beyond.
May 09 2013
Gone are the days when undergrads spent four years stuck in lecture halls. The 21st-century student publishes in journals, travels the globe and then does volunteer work at home. Meet the global citizens headed into the real world armed with so much more than a degree.
March 19 2013
This post tries to broaden the perspective on the question of how to move the community engagement agenda forward.
March 15 2013
Convocation Hall was a fitting venue for welcoming new Canadian citizens—and for learning and discussion—during March 11 ceremony. “Today’s ceremony includes important opportunities to learn about and from each other, and it’s very fitting that we’re here in an institution dedicated to learning,” said U of A Chancellor Ralph Young during the ceremony.
One of those opportunities took the form of roundtable discussions, which were recorded by students in the U of A’s Community Service-Learning program.