Center for Service-Learning

Center for Service-Learning

Academic service-learning is a teaching method that involves Naz students, faculty, and staff performing community service in order 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.

Have Questions? Contact:

David W. Steitz

David W. Steitz

Professor in Psychology
Director of Center for Service Learning in Center for Civic Engagement
Director in Gerontology
Director of the Center for Service Learning in Center for Service Learning
Golisano Academic Center 338H

Center for Life's Work contact for: Service-Learning

Education: B.A., Drew University (Psychology, Sociology); M.S. & Ph.D., Syracuse University (Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Aging)

Teaching Interests: Adult and Late Life Psychology through service-learning and intergenerational community engagement; Issues in Aging; Aging and Community Service; Memory and Cognition; Introduction to Psychology

Research Interests: Gerontology and geriatrics education; intergenerational service-learning; community outreach, programs, and assessment

Naz Service-Learning

    CSL Scholar Jen Leigh presents the 2017 Pen to Paper Writing Retreat
    A film about Service-Learning at Mary's Place by Naz student Gregory Horton.

    Faculty Grant Applications

    Service-Learning Stipend 

    • For faculty (fulltime) teaching courses with a S-L component.

    Service-Learning Adjunct Faculty Course Stipend

    • For adjunct faculty teaching courses with a S-L component.

    Service-Learning Travel Grant

    • For faculty presenting at conferences focussing on engaged pedagogy.