Partners in Education (PIE) Program
The U of A Community Service-Learning Program aims to enhance student learning through curricular engagement with community partners. Beginning Fall 2012, CSL introduced Partners in Education (PIE), a pilot program that aims to acknowledge community partners’ valuable contribution by providing learning opportunities.
PIE will provide space each term (Fall/Winter) for individuals from non-profit partner organizations to be guest students in university courses offered through the Main Campus and through the Faculty of Extension. This program aims to support and enhance the capacity of the individuals and organizations that contribute to our curricular program each term.
The new CSL PIE Program is part of the University’s commitments to learning, discovery, and citizenship, and to connecting communities (Dare to Discover).
Download: PIE Guidelines + Application Form
For more information, please contact: Jill Flaman at 780.492.2037
Testimonial by Shawna, a Fall 2012 PIE student:
"As an old person it gave me a personal opportunity to see from whence I came and my growing up in feminism. I appreciated seeing the heartbeat of the university; watching young people participate and witnessing where their attitudes and ideas are. It is an important opportunity to offer community agencies as it both provides agency members with knowledge of where students are coming from in particular programs, and allow gives them a better idea of what CSL students are learning in classes. It helps me to tailor their learning here to reflect what they are learning there. It's a little gift from the University but a big gesture in building relationships with the community. I enjoyed the instructor's insight, teaching, and pedagogical approach. I think it should continue, it was great, and I really appreciated the opportunity. I would like to also extend a big thanks to CSL for supporting me through regular and productive communication. I'd love to do it again."