Service Learning Advising Committee
Service learning is a means to teach problem solving skills, it assist students in learning more about themselves and their capacities, it fosters collaborative learning and civic responsibility while it enhances relationships between an educational institution and the surrounding community. Definitions abound but the informed movement toward an expansion of service learning on the MSU-Bozeman campus is based on the following ideas: "Students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service that is conducted in and meets the needs of the community. It is integrated into and enhances the academic curriculum and includes structured time for the students and participants to reflect on the service experience." (Corporation for National Service, 1994, 12) This teaching technique positively influences student learning of course material and has proven to be an effective vehicle for the holistic development of students.
AY 17-18 Membership; Updated October 2017
The Center for Faculty Excellence welcomes the Service Learning Advisory Committee to our group. Members to date are listed below. The committee plans to add members during the semester and is in charge of the Service Learning Award. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
|Ada Giusti||Chair||Modern Languages|
|Laura Larsson||Member||College of Nursing|
|Christa Merzdorf||Member||Cell Biology & Neuroscience|
|Rebekah VanWieren||Member||Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology|
|Chris Allen||Member||Civil Engineering|
|Eric Van Steenburg||Member||JJCBE|
|Mandy St Aubyn||Member||Office of Student Engagement|
|Vacant||Member||Gallatin Valley Food Bank, HRDC|