I was pleasantly surprised to read, in an online newsletter from our provost, that the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will be taking a look at service learning from a campus perspective.
I hope something will come of this! We need a solid support and reward system on this campus.
In the months ahead, each issue of Academic Affairs will report on the progress of these initiatives as well as new programs to enhance Access and Affordability and a committee to develop campus-wide Service Learning. If you would like to learn more about the Campus Conversation on Undergraduate Education, please contact Lauren Goodlad (Provost Fellow for Undergraduate Education) or Chuck Tucker (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Innovation).