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Service Learning. By melding academics with service , coursework comes alive and students learn civic responsibility as they deepen their understanding of the community in which they live. Why Community Engagement and Service Learning? (video link, click here).

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why community engagement and service learning video link click here

By melding academics with service, coursework comes alive and students learn civicresponsibility as they deepen their understanding of the community in which they live.

Why Community Engagement and Service Learning?

(video link, click here)

Service learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs. Students also reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.

service learning models
Service Learning Models
  • Product model
    • Students create a usable product for the agency to use in its work.
  • Placement model
    • Students are placed at an agency and do service for 2-3 hours per week.
  • Presentation model
    • Students present information from their class material that may be useful to a particular community organization or to the community at-large.
step one register in the database
Step one: Register in the database

1. Login to the service learning database:

2. And choose a service assignment:

register in the database
Register in the database

3. Read Guidelines and Click Submit

Don’t forget to hit “Submit” !!

step two check your uwm email and print off your forms
Step Two: check your uwm email and print off your forms

Once you submit your registration, a confirmation email will be sent to you, the community partner, the Center, and your professor.

The email will provide you with important information, that will lead you to step three….

Please note – this email contains contact information regarding your site contact, so save this email for future reference.

step three contact your agency
Step Three: Contact your agency

Call or email your site contact person to arrange your orientation and service schedule. If you do not hear back from them in 4-5 business days, then contact the center at

  • Please note: some sites have special requirements like applications, background checks, or TB tests. These requirements will be listed in the agency description.
    • IMPORTANT! Registering in the database does not guarantee you the assignment you select. UWM often works with partners that take service learners from other schools as well, so you must contact your site immediately after selection to confirm/set up your orientation or you risk losing your assignment!
step four paperwork and tests
Step four: Paperwork and tests
  • Fill out forms needed by the agency:
    • Applications,
    • background check,
    • SOME agencies require drug screening, TB test, etc.
  • Fill out forms needed by UWM:
    • SOME classes also have a Service Learning Agreement.
    • Timecards (done throughout the semester and turned into your instructor at the end, just like a paper)
step five complete your service
Step five: complete your service

It is your responsibility to get set up quickly with your service-learning assignment.

Be sure to attend orientation / training, be on time to all weekly service sessions, and if you can not make it, call your site supervisor.

Treat this like any other class requirement, and represent UWM in a positive and professional manner.

fall 2013 timeline
Fall 2013 timeline
  • Service Learning Database Placements Complete August 23rd
  • Classes Begin September 3rd
  • Service Learning Class Orientations Sept. 3rd – Sept. 13th
  • Students Register for a Placement Sept. 3rd – Sept. 20th
  • Online Registration Deadline September 20th
  • Thanksgiving Break Nov. 27th- Dec. 1st
  • Last Day of Semester December 12th
  • Final Exams December 14th- 21st
  • — * After February 1st students must have approval from instructor to select or change a placement.
  • — Check with your instructor to see if and when timesheets are due.