Center for Service-Learning

Center for Service-Learning

Academic service-learning is a teaching method that involves Nazareth students, faculty, and staff partnering with community organizations to learn the knowledge and skills connected to academic course objectives. We also support community engaged scholarship which involves collaborations with community partners and prioritizes community issues in determining the objectives of a research project.

The Center for Service-Learning:

  • Supports faculty who wish to integrate service-learning into courses.
  • Develops sustainable community-college partnerships.
  • Encourages faculty and students to prioritize community needs and to involve community partners when designing research projects.
  • Makes connections between Nazareth College faculty and community organizations.

in-person service learning Requirements

Before you engage in in-person or face-to-face service-learning/community-engaged learning, please review the following forms and complete each form:

  • Service-Learning Site Agreement Form - This form should be completed when entering into a new partnership or if the faculty member is entering into a new project at the same site. Both the faculty member and the community partner complete & sign this form. 
  • Community Partner COVID Addendum - The community partner needs to sign this at the start of each semester and/or whenever a new group of students begins at their site. 
  • Student COVID Addendum Form - All students in a service-learning course need to sign this form each semester and/or whenever the students begin partnering with a new organization/site.


    2020 Service-Learning Faculty Award Recipient, Alison Albright, Ph.D.
    Dr. Marie Watkins, facilitating the "A Pathway To Self-ology" event .
    A film about Service-Learning at Mary's Place by Naz student Gregory Horton.

    Faculty Stipends & Grants

    Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Learning Stipend Request

    • For faculty (FT & PT) teaching a community-engaged course.

    Service-Learning Travel Grant Application

    • For faculty presenting at conferences focusing on engaged pedagogy. 

    Virtual Service-Learning