Center for Civic Engagement

Service Learning as a High Impact Practice

Service Learning at Nazareth College incorporates key components of High-Impact Practices. The definition of High-Impact Practice is: An investment of time and energy over an extended period that has unusually positive effects on student engagement in educationally purposeful behavior.*

*Kuh, G. "Foreword," Five High-Impact Practices: Research on Learning Outcomes, Completion, and Quality by Jayne E. Brownell and Lynn E. Swaner, AAC&U, 2010

High Impact Service Learning Practices
Importance of High Impact Practices
Components of Successful High-Impact Practices Within Service-Learning Programs